CNN recently did a story about Dr. Lynn Webster and the investigations related to his patients. After watching the video, I am sure you will be a tad disturbed. What is even more disturbing is the fact that this same doctor developed the opioid risk tool which is in our Canadian opioid prescribing guidelines for… Continue reading Get the big pharma influence out of here please!
In the interview above you will hear Kevin Lynch explain to CBC Radio how the Nova Scotia RX Monitoring Program is referring cases to law enforcement , and getting their medical consultant to review prescribing trends that exceed recommended thresholds. Below are the statistics of how many times a year this is actually being done… Continue reading Prescription Monitoring Is Not The Silver Bullet
Published on Sep 9, 2012 by Advocates For The Reform Of Prescription Opioids This video tells the story of two chronic pain patients who were treated with OxyContin. They served as model patients in videos produced by Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin. At first, OxyContin worked well for them. But eventually they were… Continue reading The Poster Children For OxyContin,15 Years Later.
The article by Laurent LePierres in the Herald Opinions on 5/18/12, contained gross misinformation and was a mischaracterization of the disease of addiction. It is a blatant insult to the victims of addiction and their families to imply that those who have become addicted from prescription opioids would have become addicts anyway and that this has… Continue reading Opioid Narcotics – Who is telling us the truth?
Addictions Services What we heard: Currently, access to addictions services is voluntary, respecting the fact the individual must recognize a need for treatment. While this approach works for many people, it is difficult for family, friends and the community when the individual does not agree to treatment. More can be done to provide support and… Continue reading Report & Recommendations of the Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Strategy April 23rd 2012
In 2008, There Were 14,800 Prescription Painkiller Deaths How Prescription Painkiller Deaths Occur Prescription painkillers work by binding to receptors in the brain to decrease the perception of pain. These powerful drugs can create a feeling of euphoria, cause physical dependence, and, in some people, lead to addiction. Prescription painkillers also cause sedation and slow… Continue reading For Every Prescription Drug Death In The United States There Are :
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is the independent and quasi-judicial control organ for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions. History The Board had predecessors since the time of under the League of Nations. It all started in 1909 in Shanghai with the International Opium Commission, the first international drug control conference. The… Continue reading Hydromorphone Quota Raised 589% Over 10 Years In Canada