Canada Oxycodone

Forget Weed Or Coke, Canadians Have A New Drug Problem

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new study shows prescriptions for high-dose formulations of opioids like oxycodone and morphine jumped by 23 per cent in Canada between 20...

Canada's Opioid Crisis Is Fuelled By Doctors

David Juurlink | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics
David Juurlink

he false notion that opioids are safe, effective treatments for chronic pain was inculcated by the companies that manufacture them, with self-styled "experts" preaching this gospel to front-line physicians. Incredibly, this happened in the absence of good evidence that the benefits of long-term opioid use outweigh the risks.

Canadian Painkiller Pills Invade U.S. South: Officials

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The ongoing availability in Canada of an abuse-prone pharmaceutical may be having a spillover effect far beyond its borders.A form of Oxy...

Health Canada, Stop Rewarding Companies for Worsening the Opioid Addiction Problem

Dr. Joel Bordman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Joel Bordman

We support generic pharmaceutical products in this country, but in the case of oxycodone generic, and now a generic treatment for opioid addiction by a company who is one of the biggest producers and marketers of prescription pain killers in the country, we can't help but think that patients and physicians are getting played by their governments, and at a huge human cost.

Ottawa's Big Plan For Tackling Prescription Drug Abuse

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has a new national strategy to tackle an escalating prescription drug abuse crisis — but whether a tangled web of governments, regul...

Generic Oxycodone From Canada Has U.S. Officials On Alert

CBC | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada

U.S. border and law enforcement officials have been told to keep an eye out for generic versions of the painkiller oxycodone crossing the border into ...

Let's Talk Solutions, Not Politics, for OxyContin Addiction

Joel Bordman | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada
Joel Bordman

For weeks now, Ontario's Minister of Health, Deb Matthews, has been trading barbs with federal Health Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, over whether or not she should intervene in Health Canada's decision to approve the generic version of the painkiller oxycodone. As this debate plays out and the attention starts to focus on the intergovernmental conflict instead of the important public health debate, we must not lose sight of three simple facts.

Will OxyContin Go Generic?

CBC | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business

The federal health minister has until Nov. 25 to decide whether to allow drug companies to make a generic version of the painkiller Oxycontin. ...

An Even Grimmer Replacement For OxyContin

CBC | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada

Many people who abused the painkiller OxyContin by inhaling or injecting it switched to heroin after the prescription's formula changed, U.S. research...

OxyContin Replacement Comes Under Tighter Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - OxyContin and the drug replacing it are being removed from the list of drugs that Ontario normally funds.The maker of OxyContin, which is up...

Drug Addictions On Reserves A Mounting Crisis, Chief Says

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - First Nations leaders say a health crisis is about to be unleashed on northern Ontario reserves because thousands of residents addicted to O...

Unintentional Deaths From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise in Canada

Ann Silversides | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada
Ann Silversides

If we in Canada want to prevent more accidental deaths, we should launch a high profile national initiative to address a situation described, by the normally cautious College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, as an "opioid public health crisis."