In a fantastic step forward, Health Canada has announced the Naloxone Federal prescription status review results - and it's great news. Effective immediately, Naloxone is now available in Canada without a prescription.
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to appear on CBC Radio One's 'The Current' with Anna Tremonti for an episode discussing the rise in Methadone prescribing in Ontario, and whether it has gone too far. The segment, entitled "Methadone treatment overused in Ontario, addiction experts warn", was guest hosted by journalist Connie Walker, and featured guests Dr. David Marsh of the Northern Ontario School Of Medicine, Dr. Benedikt Fischer of the Centre For Addiction And Mental Health, as well as myself.
A pair of articles from the London Free Press has highlighted a disturbing 400% increase in heart valve infections since 2009 amongst intravenous Hydromorph Contin users in London, Ontario.
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
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- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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