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Opioids like OxyContin to get stronger warning labels: health minister

OTTAWA – The federal government is putting stronger warning labels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids. 420 more words


1 in 8 Young Adults Deaths in Canada Due to Opioids

OxyContin and other prescription painkiller opioids cause 1 in 8 young adult deaths in Canada, prompting activists and researchers to say that we need to change our perceptions on these drugs. 426 more words


Not Another Typical Drug Company Law Suit

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Under the Heading 3. Marketing & Influencing Patients

The drug companies allegedly used multiple means to get non-cancer patients to request opiods. 74 more words

General Health & Wellness

Most Commonly Abused Medications

When we think of drug abuse, we think of cocaine, heroin and other serious street drugs. The truth is that prescription drugs are the most commonly abused. 406 more words

Pain Management

What you need to know about prescription painkillers

Watch above: Dr. Samir Gupta offered five things you need to know about painkillers.

TORONTO – The number of people dying from prescription painkillers has increased dramatically in the past two decades. 476 more words


Opioids And Morphine Derivatives Pain Medication Addiction

Opioids are chemicals that are similar to morphine in their actions in that they stop the signals of pain to the brain from areas of the body that are in pain, and would normally transmit that pain. 284 more words