G.P.D.O.T.S. has wrote numerous letters to government over the last six years on a wide variety of topics related to the opioid epidemic. We almost always receive some sort of response whether its a standard “thanks for your letter and we will be in touch” or a more meaningful and genuine reply to discuss the… Continue reading Big Pharma’s role in the opioid epidemic is the elephant in the room no politician wants to talk about.
Dear Minister Hoffman, As you know the opioid epidemic is impacting communities in Alberta and across Canada. As of October 2016 in Edmonton there were more overdose deaths related to prescription opioids than fentanyl although the opioid epidemic is often still framed as simply the fentanyl epidemic. After reading the third and partial fourth quarter… Continue reading An open letter to Alberta Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman regarding the opioid crisis
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On March 7th 2016 GPDOTS wrote the Nova Scotia Minister of Health & Wellness , College of Physicians & Surgeons , and the Prescription Monitoring Program regarding our concerns with the programs ability to identify over prescribing. Shortly after our letter Minister Leo Glavine announced he would be ordering a full review of the program.… Continue reading GPDOTS letter of concern regarding the Prescription Monitoring Program
On June 21st, 2015 GPDOTS board of directors wrote our Federal and Provincial Ministers of Health a letter of concern regarding pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada. Please click here to view our letter <—– We encourage the public to share our letter and contact your Federal and Provincial Ministers of Health to… Continue reading GPDOTS Letter of concern – Pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada