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Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids in push to reduce addiction

TORONTO – Ontario will be the first province to stop paying for high doses of long-acting opioids as part of a push to reduce the “growing problem” of addiction to the painkillers in the province. 569 more words


Research shows once-a-month welfare payments trigger more than 15 preventable deaths a year in B.C.

Researchers in British Columbia are urging authorities to explore new ways to dispense welfare cheques, after concluding the current, once-a-month payments trigger more than 15 preventable drug-overdose deaths a year – in just one province. 693 more words


NYC: 33 Young People Collapse On Street, Raced To Hospital In Reported Mass K2 OD

An astounding 33 people were rushed to the hospital after reportedly overdosing on K2, a dangerous synthetic marijuana, in a Brooklyn neighborhood on July 12. A witness called the situation “like a scene out of ‘The Walking Dead'” 414 more words

News And Gossip

Rehab and Drug Overdoses

By Dr David Laing Dawson

News item: Newly released inmates face higher risk of overdose death.

“The weeks immediately after release are a precarious time for former inmates. 298 more words

Addictions And Illness

1 in 10 drug overdose deaths in Ontario are released inmates: study

TORONTO – A study has found that one in 10 drug overdose deaths in Ontario between 2006 and 2013 involved individuals who had been released from a provincial correctional facility up to a year earlier. 141 more words


Vigil In Delco Honors Those Who Died From Drug Overdose, Raises Awareness

BOOTHWYN, Pa. (CBS) —  It was a somber night in Delaware County Saturday.

An Overdose Awareness Vigil was held in Boothwyn, where those who lost their lives were honored, but the event served a deeper purpose. 295 more words


Charges: St. Cloud Woman Supplied Fentanyl In Man's Overdose Death

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 35-year-old woman is facing murder charges in the April drug overdose death of a man in St. Cloud, according to charges filed in Stearns County Court. 171 more words