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Ontario gov't to address opioid crisis after advocates ask province to declare an emergency

We can’t afford to lose any more people and we ... an interim supervised injection site has been set up at the Toronto Public Health building on Victoria Street to deal with the opioid crisis. The tem... read more

The answer to Canada's opioid overdose crisis: legalize hard drugs

National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis in Toronto was one of eight protests held across the country Tuesday, February 21 to draw attention to the opioid emergency in ... we have to for each oth... read more

Dr. Cameron: patient died after Ontario opioid-prescribing crackdown

The Ontario crackdown on opioid prescribing has led to at least one death in ... “I have been doctoring for 45 years,” he said. “Can’t I have two oopsies in 45 years?” Though the Ministry of Health an... read more

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Parents are breaking the law to stop their kids from overdosing

He’s going public to shine a light on the struggles families like his face on a daily basis when it comes to children suffering from addictions who can’t get access to reliable, long-term help. The op... read more

Liberal grassroots put pharmacare at top of Liberal priority list

As part of its response to the deadly opioid crisis, the party also wants the federal government ... A nurse by training, Hazelton said she’s treated too many children whose parents can’t afford the r... read more

BUDGET 2018: Budget lays foundation for pharmacare in 2019, eases taxes on pot-based drugs

The two measures, while unrelated, form part of a trinity of major drug initiatives in Tuesday's federal budget, the third being a $231-million package of steps that aims to confront Canada's escalati... read more

Officials meet in Toronto to tackle fentanyl issues

TORONTO — Politicians and public health officials say increasing access to overdose-fighting medication is key to tackling the fentanyl-fuelled opioid crisis that is moving ... The mayor said Toronto ... read more

You’ve heard about the front-runners, but what about the other 10 candidates for London mayor?

Millie cites Chris Mackie, London and Middlesex’s medical officer of health, as having a “very well thought out” and “compassionate” approach towards addiction and the city’s opioid crisis ... The mun... read more

Budget lays foundation for pharmacare in 2019, eases taxes on pot-based drugs

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals will ask a group of advisers, led by Ontario’s former health ... reimbursement program implies patients can afford to pay for their medicine in the first instance. They c... read more

Justin Trudeau's not-so-excellent marijuana townhall

But as activist marijuana Jodie Emery pointed out later, if the PM's dad was able to make little brother's charges go away then why not for the thousands of other Canadians who now find themselves in ... read more

Jarvis: Mental health a growing election issue

Finally, she re-mortgaged her house to raise $50,000 to get him into a private, nine-month residential program in Northern Ontario that has a 90 per cent success rate. But the money will pay for only ... read more

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