Ottawa comes out in favour of injectable opioid therapy, urging Alberta not to shutter program

Canada’s health minister is calling on the Alberta government to reconsider the closure of its injectable opioid agonist treatment program, which Premier Jason Kenney

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Carfentanil, COVID-19 creating deadly combination for Edmonton’s opioid users

A spike in stronger-than-usual opioids on Edmonton streets, combined with a drop in the use of safe-consumption sites, has an addictions doctor braced for a

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Blood Tribe Reserve holds day of prayer over COVID-19, opioid crisis hardships – Lethbridge

The Kainai Wellness Centre held a day of prayer Thursday afternoon as a convoy of vehicles made its way through Moses Lake, Lavern, Stand

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Brampton mother says pharmacy misfilled baby’s prescription with strong opioid

Omayma Pathan says she will never trust another pharmacy again after she alleges her local Shoppers Drug Mart misfilled her daughter’s anti-reflux medication prescription

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Alberta proposes new legislation to join B.C.’s lawsuit against opioid companies

Alberta’s health ministry is introducing the Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act, a new piece of legislation that would allow the province to

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Purdue Pharma, maker of opioid painkiller OxyContin, files for bankruptcy – National

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a

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B.C. needs a task force on the opioid crisis, local pastor argues

The drug overdose crisis in British Columbia is hitting close to home for a local pastor who saw a woman he knows die last

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How a handful of pharmacists flooded Ontario’s streets with lethal fentanyl amid a national opioid crisis

A burly man wearing a clown mask walks into a pharmacy. Brandishing a large knife, he heads straight for the dispensing counter and

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Major U.S. opioid maker is helping fund a low-cost overdose antidote

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking an overdose and addiction crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort

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The ABCs of preventing opioid damage as students head back to school

As thousands of Canadian students return to classes amid an opioid crisis, how will educators and parents respond to the growing epidemic? (CBC) The

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