I do not trust a word Mary Lynch has to say , as she was a co-investigator on a tramadol study in PHN with Purdue Pharma.
In this interview on the Current Mary Lynch talks about these fabulous guidelines we have that are preventing deaths. I also hate how she said opioids are a necessity in treating MODERATE to severe pain. The MODERATE is what has got us into this mess. The guidelines that she speaks of were complied by Canadian doctors. Almost half the doctors on the board paid by Purdue Pharma !!
Also the Opioid Risk tool in the national prescribing guidelines was developed by Dr Lynn Webster who has had over 20 of his patients die from overdoses and is under criminal investigation by the DEA in the US. How well is the opioid risk tool working for him??? And this is what we are using across Canada!?