Today in the Chronicle Herald there was an article titled : STEPHENSON: Nova Scotia doctors need to confront prescription drug abuse. While it is nice to see the prescription drug use epidemic acknowledged and reported on, there were some serious flaws in Dr. Gus Grants comments. First of all , saying the N.S. Prescription Monitoring… Continue reading Response to : STEPHENSON: Nova Scotia doctors need to confront prescription drug abuse, Chronicle Herald
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 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
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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?
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
In Canada we have the Canadian Guideline For The Safe And Effective Use Of Opioids For Chronic Non Cancer Pain. In November 2007, the National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG) formed under the umbrella of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) with support and/or representation from all provincial and territorial medical regulatory… Continue reading Purdue Pharma’s Hand Seems To Be In Everyones Pocket