Ideas to think about

Do not let RX drug drop off day mislead you

Prescription Drug Drop Off Day is fast approaching. In the past GPDOTS has supported different take back day initiatives. When this became a national initiative and  Partnership for Drug Free Canada started funding the Rx drug take back day the messaging seemed to change in a direction myself and other group members feel is misleading. Examples… Continue reading Do not let RX drug drop off day mislead you

Opinions

Government Not Helping Those Who Need It The Most

6 months have now passed since my brother Joshua died and the Annapolis Valley Prescription Pill problem came to the public light.  August 31st 2011 the Department of Health and Wellness released their Working Groups Recommendations. In theDepartment’s Media Release they stated : ” The department has already started work on several recommendations. Health and… Continue reading Government Not Helping Those Who Need It The Most

Facts & Data

3,540 Nova Scotians Over Prescribed Pain Pills

An Examination of Trends in Acetaminophen/Opioid Prescriptions: During the summer of 2010, Roderick Clark worked with the Prescription Monitoring Program as a resident with the Drug Use Management and Policy Research Residency program, funded by Dalhousie University, to examine trends in acetaminophen/opioid prescription use in Nova Scotia. The Residency program is supported by the CHSRF,… Continue reading 3,540 Nova Scotians Over Prescribed Pain Pills