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Auditor Generals Report On The Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program – Key Findings

While some aspects of the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program are effective, there are significant weaknesses in the Program’s control and monitoring processes that can allow abuse or misuse of prescription drugs to continue undetected. Improvements are needed to address these issues. There was adequate attendance at meetings of the Board and Practice Review Committee;… Continue reading Auditor Generals Report On The Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program – Key Findings

Radio Interviews

CBC Info Morning Talks To C.P.S.N.S. on Prescription Drug Abuse in the Annapolis Valley

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

Facts & Data · Opinions

Drugs On The Street: The Unintended Impact Of Prescribing In Nova Scotia

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

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