Letters To Government · Opinions

Big Pharma’s role in the opioid epidemic is the elephant in the room no politician wants to talk about.

G.P.D.O.T.S. has written 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.

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Nova Scotia still has lots of work to do in addressing the opioid epidemic

On March 10th the Nova Scotia provincial government announced an additional $1.1 million in funding to help address the opioid epidemic. Myself and other families who have been impacted by the epidemic were pleased to see these funds were being used to expand access to government funded naloxone as well as increased funding to three… Continue reading Nova Scotia still has lots of work to do in addressing the opioid epidemic

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Illicit Fentanyl’s confirmed arrival in Nova Scotia

I am often asked what my thoughts are on the “fentanyl epidemic” and what impact it will have on Nova Scotia so here it is: Fentanyl is of great concern due to its potency and accessibility vs other prescription opioids. The healthcare system created a huge market of opioid dependant people which organize crime is… Continue reading Illicit Fentanyl’s confirmed arrival in Nova Scotia

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We have an opioid epidemic not a fentanyl epidemic.

In the first 9 months of 2015 fentanyl killed 215 Albertans. Public health officials, enforcement, and government have sounded the alarm , created task forces, and public awareness campaigns. The sudden spike in fentanyl related deaths has put pressure on the government to make naloxone more accessible, often described as the “fentanyl antidote” in media reports… Continue reading We have an opioid epidemic not a fentanyl epidemic.

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GPDOTS to attend the FED UP Rally in Washington DC next week

Thanks to the generous donation from the Corey Zwicker Memorial Washer Toss, GPDOTS will be a proud sponsor of the FED UP Rally in Washington DC. GPDOTS will have a table at the event to educate fellow advocates and the public on what initiatives GPDOTS has been working on in Canada and how they can… Continue reading GPDOTS to attend the FED UP Rally in Washington DC next week