Opioid

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.

A Bitter Pill In B.C.

CP | Sally MacDonald, Cranbrook Daily Townsman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - People in southeast British Columbia are dying from prescription opioid overdoses at the same rate that they're dying in drunk drivi...