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
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
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
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
As opioid addiction continues to ravage large swaths of the country, doctors are being urged to prescribe fewer narcotic painkillers, putting pressure on drug companies to come up with new ways to treat pain patients. 323 more words
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