Dr. Patricia Daly
s ( PREVIOUSLY #15, 2015) CHIEF MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER & VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC HEALTH, VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH
New Radical In response to the opioid crisis, Vancouver’s chief medical of cer has been in front of the media so regularly over the past year that even a casual radio listener would likely recognize her voice. Conventional approaches haven’t worked, prompting Patricia Daly to call for a radical shift in drug policy. She is advocating for the decriminalization of all illicit drugs and suggests money spent on drug enforcement be used to tackle the root causes of addiction: poverty, homelessness and childhood neglect.