Ann Silversides
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Ann Silversides is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research grant to study prescription painkiller issues. She is also a media advisor with, a comprehensive and non-partisan online resource designed to help journalists covering health policy issues in Canada.

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Unintentional Deaths From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise in Canada

Posted July 8, 2011 | 12:23:49 (EST)

The combination of alcohol and the prescription painkiller oxycodone that proved lethal last month for 28-year-old NHL player Derek Boogaard of Regina is an increasingly common cause of death here and in the United States.

Ruled accidental by a medical examiner in Minnesota, the New York Ranger's...

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