Health consultant Mary Jane Hampton sizes up the problem of prescription drug abuse — and offers a solution. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW <—————
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW <————— – The Gould Report , May 2011 Both Chief Mander and the RCMP confirmed that they have found evidence of the diversion for abuse of prescriptions for opiates and other controlled substances (benzodiazepines) in AVDHA. Based on police information, for the most part, pills appear to be… Continue reading CBC Info Morning Talks To C.P.S.N.S. on Prescription Drug Abuse in the Annapolis Valley
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January 18, 2012 Honourable Ross Landry Minister of Justice 5151 Terminal Road P.O. Box 7 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L6 Dear Minister Landry: There has been a spike in prescription drug related crimes in the Annapolis Valley area over the past few years. In particular pharmacy robberies, the motive is either to get pills… Continue reading Glavine Questions NS Minister Of Justice On Annapolis Valley RX Drug Related Crime
On January 15th it will be 3 years since Chief Mander wrote the letter below . The aspect of diversion has still not been addressed and no doctors have been held accountable in the Annapolis Valley. We continue to fight it from a reactive approach with methadone and let the doctors write script after script… Continue reading Kentville Police Chief Calls For Action Almost 3 Years Ago !!!!
More and more people in Sudbury and northeastern Ontario are looking for help with a prescription drug addiction. Five years ago more than 200 people in the region called the province’s Drug and Alcohol Helpline for help with prescription painkillers. That number has more than doubled — to almost 550 people. Cam McTaggart, an intake… Continue reading Annapolis Valley Pop. Seeks Help For Prescription Drugs More Than Alcohol And Nicotine COMBINED!
I Found this in a report done by Public Safety Canada about a workshop they did on the abuse of pharmaceuticals . This workshop was held in June 2011 in Vancouver B.C. Drugs on the Street: The unintended impact of prescribing in Nova Scotia The prescription drug abuse problem in Nova Scotia has exploded over… Continue reading Drugs On The Street: The Unintended Impact Of Prescribing In Nova Scotia
Annapolis Valley’s Drug Problems Mirror Rest of The Country.
On October 5th 2011 the Minister of Health replied to a mothers desperate plea for help related to her teeange sons prescription drug abuse with this : Thank you for your e-mail dated September 7, 2011, regarding the amount of prescription drugs on the streets of Annapolis Valley. First of all, I extend my sincere… Continue reading N.S. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROCRASTINATING