Read the article from the CBC here.
Read article here
Two articles on opiods and chronic pain.
The Myth of an Opioid Prescription Crisis
Opioid Commission Mistakenly Blames Pain Treatment for Drug Deaths
From the Chronicle Herald, read Jim Vibert's article on Chronic pain and the opiod crisis here.
Press Release: Chronic Pain Association of Canada, October 30, 2017
We all feel sympathy for lives lost from overdoses and the pain felt by their family and friends. Addiction is complicated as are the solutions but care must be taken to ensure that collateral damage to innocents with chronic pain does not result.
EDMONTON, Alberta - Oct. 30, 2017 - PRLog -- November 5 is the start of Pain Awareness Week and so we should consider the new plight that those with chronic pain are suffering as the result of the opiate deaths being experienced throughout North America. One of the more common solutions for those with chronic pain is opiate medications.
Read Huffington Post's Marvin Ross' blog on "Catherine", and how the new opioid prescription guidelines impacted the last six months of her life here.