Prescription Opioids

Dealing With Canada's Rising Opioid Problem

Kim Rutherford | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada
Kim Rutherford

Across Canada, the tragic spike in opioid-related deaths has brought to national attention the large and complex issue of drug use and misuse. As fentanyl-related overdoses are gripping the country, there is a connected, but separate crisis of doctor-prescribed opioids being increasingly used on a regular, long-term basis.

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...

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...