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Pain drove B.C. woman and 'thousands' to street drugs after medication cut off

By The Canadian Press
June 26, 2017 - 10:35am

VANCOUVER — Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed at preventing fatal overdoses.