In 2017, 569 people in Alberta died of accidental fentanyl poisoning. Daryl Sen was one of them.
In northwestern Ontario where thousands of people don’t have a primary care provider, patients taking painkillers often aren’t at the top of family doctors’ waiting lists.
Doctor questions ‘disgraceful’ care provided by private, high-volume methadone clinics amid opioid crisis
As a northern Ontario city battles an opioid overdose death rate that’s twice as high as the provincial average, there is rising concern about a treatment model dominated by for-profit methadone clinics.
‘People are going to die’: A city ravaged by the opioid crisis waits anxiously for overdose prevention site
The rate of overdose deaths in Thunder Bay, Ont., is double the provincial average. Health workers are trying to stem the devastation by giving drug users a supervised place to inject, with addiction help available a flight of stairs away.
Shutterstock On Wednesday, Instagram rolled out a new “get support” pop-up for users who search for opioid or other drug hashtags. Tapping on the pop-up’s menu takes you to an Instagram help page with more resources and support. The new pop-up launched in the U.S. on Wednesday, and Instagram plans to roll it out globally […]
Enlarge / Bottles of Purdue Pharma L.P. OxyContin medication sit on a pharmacy shelf in Provo, Utah, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) The Sackler family—the ultra-wealthy family that made billions from illegally marketed opioids and the group largely blamed for sparking and fueling the devastating, $ 504 billion-per-year epidemic of […]
Alberta could be on track to break — or at least tie — a rather alarming record, with an average of two people in the province dying each day from opioids.
Researchers report that ketamine may be working on the brain’s opioid system. The study is small, but if replicated, the findings could have big implications for the treatment of depression. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b85cbc62997aa2df18d994b/master/pass/syringetop-629594682.jpg
The B.C. First Nations Health Authority has secured a $ 2.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to identify promising models for harm reduction services for opioid use in First Nations communities across the province.
Trump administration also wants to cut production quotas of most-abused opioids, including oxycodone and fentanyl.