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Alerting the world to 'China White'

The Penington Institute publishes the Anex Bulletin, for people working in the difficult world of distributing needles and syringes.

I was asked to write about the rise of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl, and its cousin Carfentanyl. 146 more words

Journalism

Grande Prairie RCMP issue warning after responding to 7 drug ODs in 15 hours

A troubling number of drug overdoses within just a 15-hour span has prompted the RCMP in Grande Prairie, Alta. to issue a public warning to illegal drug users. 333 more words

Health

Drugs to help treat opioid addiction cleared by Health Canada

Provinces and territories are now able to import urgently needed medications that are not available in Canada to treat the growing incidence of opioid dependence under new Health Canada regulations announced Tuesday. 710 more words

Canada

Fighting an 'unprecedented' opioid crisis, government eases restrictions on accessing emergency drugs

The federal government has adopted new regulations that will make it easier for provinces to get access to emergency drugs to fight the deadly opioid crisis, including new forms of medical-grade heroin for treating addictions. 524 more words

News

STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 in U.S. in next decade

Opioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of addiction and overdose accelerates.

Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. 129 more words

OTHER NEWS

Cannabis > Opioids

Just do the research. Start at http://www.NORML.org or similar. Or do web search and keep an open mind.

From NORML.org:

“Recent scientific research has informed us that medical marijuana access is associated with reduced levels of opioid-related abuse, hospitalization, and mortality. 100 more words

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