Hooked: Canada's Pill Problem

Number 26484
Subject Pharmaceuticals
Source Global TV News (Toronto)
State
Year 2013
Publication Date March 18 - 26
Summary Which Canadians pop the most pills? What's the correlation between prescription, abuse and deaths connected to potent opioids? What happens when you crack down on one widely abuse opioid - but only one? We created an original database tracking opioid prescriptions across provinces and compared that with data on abuse and opioid-related deaths. We spoke with people who've lost loved ones to opioid use, to the companies manufacturing these drugs and the policy-makers trying to combat their abuse. Our data shed new light on the topic and gave health ministers something new on which to act.
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Keywords Canada; pharmaceuticals; opioids; pills; database; prescriptions; policy-makers; drugs; abuse
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