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Kody Cook, another young Nova Scotian lost to RX drugs

On June 24, 2014, my youngest son, Kody Cook, died from an accidental overdose of methadone and clonazepam. Kody was just 20 years old. Kody left behind family and many friends. Our lives have been shattered by this loss. Kody had an unforgettable smile and a great sense of humor. He was a loving, kind,… Continue reading Kody Cook, another young Nova Scotian lost to RX drugs

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Joshua Ballard’s Story

When I think of the many memories of Joshua, I can’t help but smile”. “He was the most unique person and just so full of love and life.” Joshua was the third of four children, with an older brother and sister and another younger brother. A happy-go-lucky, boisterous child, he grew into a teen and… Continue reading Joshua Ballard’s Story

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Response to : STEPHENSON: Nova Scotia doctors need to confront prescription drug abuse, Chronicle Herald

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

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Over Prescribing Evident In Nova Scotia

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