Oxycontin Canada

OxyContin: The Public Health Crisis Our Government Won't Stop

Irfan Dhalla | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada
Irfan Dhalla

Monday's announcement by federal health minister Leona Aglukkaq that she will not interfere with the approval of generic OxyContin is just the latest development in what has become a major public health crisis. When the legal and regulatory framework results in a situation in which more than a dozen Canadians die each week because of an accidental prescription drug overdose, that framework needs to be changed.

Pleas For OxyContin Ban Rejected

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is refusing to interfere in the drug approval process to halt the highly addictive generic form of OxyContin, saying t...

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...

B.C. Drops OxyContin Coverage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - B.C. is joining several other provinces in dropping coverage of the powerful painkiller OxyContin as the drug's maker switches to a new pro...

Another Province Pulls OxyContin Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Saskatchewan has joined Ontario and the Atlantic provinces in taking steps to stop funding the painkiller OxyContin, and a new version of th...

Addiction Workers Say OxyContin Users Will Just Pick A New Poison

CBC | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada

Former addicts and front-line addiction workers say the plan to stop manufacturing the opiate OxyContin could lead to new problems, as us...