From prescriptions to prevention: Managing Canada’s opioid addiction

From prescriptions to prevention- Managing Canada's opioid addictionCanada has an opioid problem and it’s more widespread than fentanyl on our streets:  We are becoming increasingly dependent on doctor-prescribed opioids.

Drs. Kate Smolina and Kim Rutherford explain why and how to kick our prescription opioid habit.

Kate Smolina is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.  She was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. She currently works as the Director of the BC Observatory for Population & Public Health at the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Kim Rutherford is a family physician at Spectrum Health, Vancouver and a clinical instructor at the Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia. She also works with Vancouver Coastal Health as an outreach physician in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

 

 

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Interview by Neeta Das McMurtry for EvidenceNetwork.ca

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