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
In the interview above you will hear Kevin Lynch explain to CBC Radio how the Nova Scotia RX Monitoring Program is referring cases to law enforcement , and getting their medical consultant to review prescribing trends that exceed recommended thresholds. Below are the statistics of how many times a year this is actually being done… Continue reading Prescription Monitoring Is Not The Silver Bullet
HRM 2012 Drug Use Report
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
NOTE: The provincial government did make the Prescription Monitoring Program available 24hrs a day but as the Auditor Generals report pointed out pharmacists are not required to enter the information for 30 days.