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NOVA SCOTIA ATTEMPTS PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Government released this today : HEALTH/WELLNESS–Campaign Warns of Dangers of Mixing Alcohol, Prescription Drugs —————————————————————– The province is taking steps to raise awareness about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs and alcohol.  The Department of Health and Wellness launched a province-wide advertising campaign this week to warn Nova Scotians about the risks of drinking and… Continue reading NOVA SCOTIA ATTEMPTS PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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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

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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

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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