There has been another arrest made in the Annapolis Valley in connection to a methadone overdose. The dealer has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance. This weekend Annapolis Valley Health and local police collected over 35,000 prescription pills in one afternoon during their RX Drug Take Back Day. The Annapolis Valley has a population… Continue reading Over Prescribing Evident In Nova Scotia
In March of 2011 I was asked by several Valley citizens to become involved with taking action on the prescription drug issue. There were parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers who had been impacted by the problem; one that had already claimed 14 lives in the Valley during 2010 alone. In addition it was destroying the… Continue reading Rx Drug Epidemic Needs Collective Action – Leo Glavine , Liberal Health Critic
Today in the Herald the new President of Doctors Nova Scotia John Finley answered a question about prescription drug abuse. Q: What are your thoughts on what appears to be the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. Are we doing enough to address this problem, and if not, what more could we do? A: As… Continue reading Doctors Keep Deflecting Responsibility In RX Drug Abuse Epidemic
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?
The following quotes are from an Opinion piece in the Chronicle Herald May 18th 2012 titled : LE PIERRÈS: Maybe our assumptions about addictions are wrong Its hard to get a handle on the prescription drug abuse epidemic in Nova Scotia when doctors in power have opinions like these : “Stories of people who were… Continue reading Are Nova Scotian’s Being MisInformed About The Dangers Of Prescription Painkillers?
This article was in the Nova Scotia Chronical Herald May 18th , 2012 titled : LE PIERRÈS: Maybe our assumptions about addictions are wrong If you’re in a room with a bunch of doctors and they ambush you with some surprising information, this is not normally a good thing. Unless, of course, you are their… Continue reading Response to Article by Laurent LePierres in the Herald Opinions May 18, 2012 – Stephen Gelfand , MD
Since the NDP government has been in power the have pulled funding from : Recovery House in Antigonish Talbot House in Sydney In July, funding for the Capital Health – Adult Compass (addiction services)program will end. This means that the 21 day program at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton will be the only adult inpatient… Continue reading NDP Likes To Give A Little , Then Take A Lot ..