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Top Canadian Health Official Stops by YSPH to Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Theresa Tam (center), the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, stopped by the Yale School of Public Health on Friday en route to Washington, D.C., to discuss the opioid epidemic in the United States as well as in Canada and share ideas for combatting it.

Dr. Tam, who is the top public health official for the Government of Canada, was interested in learning more about the mass poisoning that occurred in New Haven in August where some 100 people were transported to the emergency room after using synthetic cannabinoids on or around the New Haven Green. The incident sparked national and international media coverage.

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Published: Thursday, September 27, 2018