The government of Canada is taking strong measures to stem the tide of OxyContin abuse. At the end of this month, the pharmaceutical company that produces OxyContin will no longer be allowed to manufacture and market the drug in Canada. Under government pressure, Purdue Pharma Canada is replacing OxyContin with a new formulation called OxyNEO. […]
Pregnant & parenting women with #opioid use disorder are an especially vulnerable group. We need to ensure they have access to treatment. @samhsagov //t.co/nwWLHL9hQr
Substance misuse among college students is driven largely by their social environment, including a long-standing culture of #alcohol use.
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Another complex #Indigenous health emergency: #OPIATES
I believe we need a “Chief Medical Officer on Indigenous Health” focused on these complex emergencies.
@janephilpott @Min_IndServ @Min_CIRNA @CDNMinHealth @WHO @CanadianPM @CBCCanada //t.co/J2jos93igD