A supply of “bad heroin” that has reportedly killed three people in the last week in Hamilton is likely linked to a hyper-potent version of the drug mixed with fentanyl, a former opioid user says. Coroner’s officials say .....                                                                        ______                           TO SEE THE FULL ORIGINAL ARTICLE, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...

Deaths linked to opiate overdoses are rising sharply across Canada owing to an increase in prescription drug use, says a report released Wednesday by the Canadian Drug Policy CoalitioThe report says often these deaths could be prevented and many result from over-prescribing of pain medications."It’s a national issue, it’s a growing problem,"..........TO SEE THE FULL ORIGINAL ARTICLE, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...

TORONTO - A powerful new narcotic some lawmakers fear will lead to a wave of abuse south of the border may soon be on the market in Canada. Mark Beaudet, president of Montreal-based pharmaceutical company Paladin Labs Inc., told the Toronto Sun the firm will apply to market Zohydro ER in Canada. Beaudet did not say when the application for the prescription painkiller will be filed with Health Canada........ TO SEE THE FULL ORIGINAL ARTICLE, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug, and new research suggests another stimulant might just be the trick to helping people break the addictive cycle. Researchers have shown a single dose of methylphenidate, a stimulant drug prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may normalize the nerve pathways that go haywire in cocaine addicts' brains... ...

Family doctors are experiencing “substantial” abuse by patients seeking powerful narcotic painkillers and other controlled drugs, new Canadian research shows. Overall, about half of family physicians surveyed during a continuing medical education course at Dalhousie University in Halifax had experienced at least one incident of major abuse, 30 per cent reported having been abused repeatedly in the past month, and one in 10 had been stalked by patients. “Family physicians who prescribe controlled substances are at risk of........                           TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...

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