Posters, Pharmaceutical Policy

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By Dr. David Juurlink

The goal of pain medication isn’t simply pain relief, the goal is to help more than harm. Sometimes chronic opioid therapy meets this objective, but it does so less often than we think.

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By Dr. David Juurlink

The goal of pain medication isn’t simply pain relief, the goal is to help more than harm. Sometimes chronic opioid therapy meets this objective, but it does so less often than we think.

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By Dr. David Juurlink

To openly question the role of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain is to draw the ire of patients and, sometimes, the displeasure of colleagues, particularly those who specialize in pain medicine. But it is long past time that doctors and patients reflect on what happens when these drugs are prescribed for months or years at a time.

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By Dr. David Juurlink

Despite the best of intentions, doctors flooded North American homes with opioid drugs purer and often stronger than heroin.

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By Dr. David Juurlink

Well-intentioned prescribing fueled the opioid crisis. For 20 years now, doctors have prescribed opioids — drugs like oxycodone, hydromorphone and others — far too liberally for chronic pain

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda
By Tara Gomes

The lack of national surveillance and monitoring of one of Canada’s most significant public health issues — the prescription opioid epidemic — needs to be addressed immediately.

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda
By Tara Gomes

The lack of national surveillance and monitoring of one of Canada’s most significant public health issues — the prescription opioid epidemic — needs to be addressed immediately.

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda
By Tara Gomes

It is clear that policy-makers in several of the hardest hit provinces across Canada have taken steps to address opioid addiction and overdose. But is it enough? Change is possible, but only with strong federal leadership.

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda
By Tara Gomes

Two people die from an opioid overdose every day in Ontario. In fact, one of every eight deaths in Ontario among young adults is related to an opioid overdose.

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada
By Marc-André Gagnon

When you look at the numbers, it really is surprising that all public employees in Quebec are required to enrol in costly private coverage given that administration costs account for 1.7 percent for Quebec’s public plan, yet 18 percent for private insurers.


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