The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates. The ‘Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention’ Act, or STOP Act, was passed with a 99-1 vote on Monday, almost one month after President Donald Trump demanded the flow, via the […]
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.
Emergency room visits related to cannabis overdoses have more than doubled in Alberta and almost tripled in Ontario over the past three years as health experts decry the lack of proper product labelling and messaging about the responsible use of cannabis products.
The government introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in May 2017 to provide some amnesty for drug users – but a year after the legislation was passed, many people are still too scared to call for help because they fear arrest.
Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people’s homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital.
Naloxone nasal spray will now be covered for First Nations and Inuit, the federal government says.
Emergency rooms across the United States saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the country’s drug crisis is worsening.
Deaths from opioid overdoses continue to skyrocket in both Canada and the U.S. and new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the drug crisis has reduced American life expectancy for two years in a row. CBC | Health News
For the first time, the Canadian government is tracking the number of opioid overdoses on First Nation reserves, but the minister in charge says so far the data is incomplete and a struggle to obtain. CBC | Health News
Opioid overdoses proliferate, like a disease. A new app lets health and law-enforcement officials anticipate their spread. https://media.wired.com/photos/592667c07034dc5f91beb4d0/master/pass/BigPharma-103265199.jpg Feed: All Latest