Fentanyl patient ashamed to pick up prescription amid ongoing opioid ‘crisis’

As the provinces and the federal government work to address a “public health crisis” amid growing rates of opioid overdoses and deaths across the country, one Ontario man says that without fentanyl his quality of life would be destroyed.

The 48-year-old agreed to speak to Global News under condition of anonymity due to the stigma he faces as a user of the drug and the negative implications speaking out publicly could have on his life and career. For the duration of this article he will be referred to as “John.”

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