G.P.D.O.T.S. has written numerous letters to government over the last six years on a wide variety of topics related to the opioid epidemic. We almost always receive some sort of response whether its a standard “thanks for your letter and we will be in touch” or a more meaningful and genuine reply to discuss the… Continue reading Big Pharma’s role in the opioid epidemic is the elephant in the room no politician wants to talk about.
On June 21st, 2015 GPDOTS board of directors wrote our Federal and Provincial Ministers of Health a letter of concern regarding pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada. Please click here to view our letter <—– We encourage the public to share our letter and contact your Federal and Provincial Ministers of Health to… Continue reading GPDOTS Letter of concern – Pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada
CNN recently did a story about Dr. Lynn Webster and the investigations related to his patients. After watching the video, I am sure you will be a tad disturbed. What is even more disturbing is the fact that this same doctor developed the opioid risk tool which is in our Canadian opioid prescribing guidelines for… Continue reading Get the big pharma influence out of here please!
Published on Sep 9, 2012 by Advocates For The Reform Of Prescription Opioids This video tells the story of two chronic pain patients who were treated with OxyContin. They served as model patients in videos produced by Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin. At first, OxyContin worked well for them. But eventually they were… Continue reading The Poster Children For OxyContin,15 Years Later.
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
In March of 2011 I was asked by several Valley citizens to become involved with taking action on the prescription drug issue. There were parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers who had been impacted by the problem; one that had already claimed 14 lives in the Valley during 2010 alone. In addition it was destroying the… Continue reading Rx Drug Epidemic Needs Collective Action – Leo Glavine , Liberal Health Critic
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In Canada we have the Canadian Guideline For The Safe And Effective Use Of Opioids For Chronic Non Cancer Pain. In November 2007, the National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG) formed under the umbrella of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) with support and/or representation from all provincial and territorial medical regulatory… Continue reading Purdue Pharma’s Hand Seems To Be In Everyones Pocket