Tag Archives: opioid crisis

Some People Still Need Opioids

Source: Some People Still Need Opioids|Slate.com The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis—but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations. By Stefan Kertesz and Sally Satel On July 26, Todd Graham, 56, a well-respected rehabilitation specialist in Mishawaka, Indiana, lost his life. Earlier that day, a woman ...

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Montreal Public Health issues warning after fatal overdose from fentanyl-laced cocaine

Source : Montreal Public Health issues warning after fatal overdose from fentanyl-laced cocaine | CBC Montreal Public Health is warning recreational drug users to be careful after cocaine spiked with fentanyl was discovered in the city earlier this month. Dr. Carole Morissette, the medical chief for Montreal Public Health, said one person ...

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Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians’ Ignorance

Source : Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians’ Ignorance | Democracy Now!   President Trump announced Thursday that he is directing the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency—walking back his plans, announced in August, to ...

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Opinion: Safe injection sites a small step but big milestone in saving lives

Source : Opinion: Safe injection sites a small step but big milestone in saving lives|Edmonton Journal Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton, known as AMSISE, is a coalition of 25 individuals and groups, including people with lived experience, community agencies, medical, academic, and public sector representatives. AMSISE started as a ...

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