Tag Archives: Opioid crisis

TAM_CARVERHILL_Medical students are coming to Parliament Hill to lobby for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis
By Vivian Tam and Jacqueline Carverhill

A call to the emergency room announced that the ambulance was on its way. Joey, a middle-aged oilfield worker, was experiencing a suspected toxic ingestion of the opioid, fentanyl.

juurlinkpostersept26-16 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.

juurlinkposter5sept26-16 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.

juurlinkposter4sept26-16 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.

juurlinkposter3sept26-16 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.

gomespostersept26-16 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.

gomesposter4sept26-16 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.

gomesposter3sept26-16 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.

gomesposter2sept26-16 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.

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

Hundreds of codeine tablets stolen from the medicine cabinet of an elderly person living alone in a rural community. Hydromorphone tablets being distributed at weddings and high school parties. Fentanyl patches being cut up and sold for a profit on the street. This is the reality of the opioid crisis in Canada today


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