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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

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Opioid Narcotics – Who is telling us the truth?

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?

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Are Nova Scotian’s Being MisInformed About The Dangers Of Prescription Painkillers?

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?

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Response to Article by Laurent LePierres in the Herald Opinions May 18, 2012 – Stephen Gelfand , MD

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