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    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

      “Peterborough Regional Health Centre has third highest rate of ER visits for opioid poisoning in new study” A report ranking Peterborough with the third-highest number of emergency department visits speaks to the city’s “significant problem” with opioid use, says a doctor who is leading harm-reduction efforts at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. More overdoses are […]

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    Written by Dr. John Crosby – November 28, 2017 for canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca . I recently had lunch with Dr. Andrew Worster, an old friend from my emergency days 25 years ago. He works at an opioid addiction clinic in Cambridge, Ont., and still does ER shifts at Hamilton General Hospital. He works in the ER one […]

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    . “I have had patients I’ve trained who’ve used kits to save people’s lives in the community.” “People who are concerned a friend or loved one could overdose on opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can turn to their pharmacists for help. Since June 24, kits containing naloxone – a drug that reverses overdose effects […]

    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    . The kits are available prescription-free at Ont pharmacies. Could you use one in an emergency? . Since anti-overdose kits for opioids were made available in pharmacies in June 2016, Ontario’s ministry of health has distributed 12,000 Naloxone packages to more than 1,400 locations across the province. Here’s what pharmacists at the Canadian Addiction Treatment […]

    Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Leon Bridges performs on AMA’s

    Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Leon Bridges performs on AMA’s

    A new song about prescription drug addiction.

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