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The opioid epidemic has revealed that these powerful pain medications have real risks. The more recent reductions in opioid prescribing have created new obstacles for patients who rely on these important treatments.
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Amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, communities across the country are reporting a rise in the number of opioid overdose deaths. The social isolation and closure of support services are placing enormous stress on those struggling with opioid use disorder. 28 more words
Cory Guest, public education coordinator with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS), told 680 CJOB that one of the problems first responders are encountering on the streets is drug users taking… 403 more words
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story stated that Shawn Richards died at the end of March. The story has been corrected to state that he died on April 30, 2020. 763 more words
Opioid addiction and the NICU are common themes in the news. Yet, we never hear from the mothers in these situations. The author interviewed Victoria, a Mom who had an addiction and had desperately wanted to be clean. 67 more words
RCMP in northeastern Alberta are issuing a warning about contaminated drugs possibly in the area after three people, including a Mountie, were taken to hospital Friday night for suspected overdoses. 494 more words