Opiophobia has resulted in very severe prescribing guidelines that make it difficult to obtain adequate pain relief.
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It doesn't come with an opioid's side effects either.
Trudeau says the government is already making headway on the overdose crisis.
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Trying to control overdose deaths among addicts by targeting patients who are suffering from legitimate pain is flawed.
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What is needed across Canada now is a legal regime that has real consequences for pharmaceutical companies.
Trauma and racism are part of the problem, officials say.
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A one-size-fits-all approach is not relevant in medicine.
Drug prohibition has failed. The next step both in harm reduction, and to undercut the black market, is decriminalization.
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Rather than it being a liability for attendees to carry it, it's more of a liability for attendees not to.
We are now starting to see the unintended consequences of the recent move by government to solve the so-called opioid crisis. It will likely get worse if the government does not listen to reason and m...
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We undervalue the systemic factors that influence how many patients receive an opioid prescription, and without an appreciation of those factors this crisis cannot be solved.
That's a national death rate of 8.8 per 100,000 people.
The new ingredient was detected in at least 254 drug seizures last year.
"It's such a small amount that it would take to overdose the dog — like two or three granules of sand."