Tag Archives: Prescription 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.

Rising rates of long-term prescription-opioid use highlight urgent need for treatment options for chronic pain and addiction - See more at: http://evidencenetwork.ca/?p=31740&preview=true#sthash.MIaXSLn1.dpuf Rising rates of long-term prescription-opioid use highlight urgent need for treatment options for chronic pain and addiction
By Kate Smolina and Kim Rutherford

Across Canada, the tragic spike in opioid-related deaths has brought to national attention the large and complex issue of drug use and misuse.

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.

Yellow pills and bottle Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By David Juurlink

Over the past year I’ve lost track of how many times the opioid epidemic has, in one incarnation or another (Prince, naloxone, fentanyl, newborns in agonizing withdrawal and so on) found its way onto the front page news.

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

Doctor giving a medical prescription to the patient Solving Canada’s opioid epidemic must include tackling what got us into the predicament in the first place
By Alan Cassels

By all accounts we are in the midst of a deadly drug epidemic so severe and widespread few people in North America will remain untouched by it.

Le Canada tarde à réagir à la crise des opioïdes d’ordonnance Canada slow to respond to prescription opioid crisis
By David Juurlink

In my first career as a pharmacist, I worked in more than 30 pharmacies across Nova Scotia, filling more than 100,000 prescriptions between 1990 and 1995. Some of these were for strong painkillers called opioids — drugs like morphine and oxycodone, which are chemically and biologically very similar to heroin.