Opioids

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.

The Most Popular Illegal Drug Is..

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living

LONDON - Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the...

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...