Media advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca
Ann Silversides is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research grant to study prescription painkiller issues. She is also a media advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a comprehensive and non-partisan online resource designed to help journalists covering health policy issues in Canada.
If we in Canada want to prevent more accidental deaths, we should launch a high profile national initiative to address a situation described, by the normally cautious College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, as an "opioid public health crisis."
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