Opioid Archive

  • By REBECCA SOARES The opioid addiction crisis is an epidemic striking not only the United States but also Canada. When a crisis hits, U.S. authorities take measures to combat it, but this is not the case in Canada. While the opioid addiction problem continues to grow, doctors in this country are still prescribing an alarming number of painkillers. According to the health-data company QuintilesIMS, in 2016 there were 19 million prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies...

    Opioid addiction crisis growing at a deadly rate

    By REBECCA SOARES The opioid addiction crisis is an epidemic striking not only the United States but also Canada. When a crisis hits, U.S. authorities take measures to combat it, but this is not the case in Canada. While the opioid addiction problem continues to grow, doctors in this country are still prescribing an alarming number of painkillers. According to the health-data company QuintilesIMS, in 2016 there were 19 million prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies...

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