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Is it Okay to Ignore the Skyrocketing Addiction Rate Here in the US... Just Because You Think it Doesn't Affect You?

To respond to the question I’ve set as the title of this post, NO, it’s NOT okay, and YES it DOES affect you!  Here’s just a few reasons why this is true: 190 more words

Public health warns of Blue Heroin in Hamilton

There’s a warning heading into the weekend from Hamilton Public Health Services.

The city division has issued an alert after receiving multiple reports of overdoses attributed to “Blue Heroin,” which health officials say is a “highly toxic fentanyl-laced heroin” circulating in the community. 128 more words

Health

Kindersley RCMP warn of illicit drugs after suspected overdose death

Kindersley RCMP are warning people about the dangers of taking illicit drugs from unregulated sources after a suspected overdose death.

A 22-year-old man was reported in medical distress at a home in Kindersley at around 11:30 a.m. 186 more words

Canada

The Toll of Opioid Pain Medications

Reading this article a few days ago, gave me pause: Opioid death toll in Canada nearly 4,000 last year, new data show.

I’ve been taking opioid-based (narcotic) pain medications since the first day of the hospitalization for my illness, almost five years ago. 854 more words

Chronic Pain

New Report: Flipping the Script: Living with Chronic Pain amid the Opioid Crisis

The folks at Neurometrix just published a new report regarding their survey of 1,500 Americans living with a variety of chronic pain conditions. The results were startling (and hey hey, I’m quoted on pg. 384 more words

Back Pain

Thursday Morning Reads

Good morning, all.  This is what I am reading this morning:

  • Finding patients can always be a difficult task when conducting a clinical trial, but even more so when a doctor has to conduct an expensive genetic test that detects 1% of the population – …
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Daily Reads

UK Newspapers Call For Action in Gosport Hospital Scandal -- 450 Died Needlessly in NHS Care -- Death By Heroin, Opioids, Painkillers

It is a time for “deep soul-searching” within the NHS, it adds, “over its attitude to whistleblowers and the value of old people’s lives”.

BBC News… 1,148 more words