Canada’s prescription opioid epidemic grows despite tamperproof pills

  title={Canada’s prescription opioid epidemic grows despite tamperproof pills},
  author={Owen Dyer},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • O. Dyer
  • Published 3 September 2015
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
“Weak” doctors who cannot say no to their patients are driving Canada’s prescription opioid epidemic, the Canadian Medical Association’s annual general council heard this week, as new research showed that the mortality risk from chronic high doses may have been badly underestimated. OxyContin (oxycodone), the drug most closely associated with the rapid spread of opioid prescribing across North America, has been replaced with a tamperproof formula called OxyNEO. But in Canada, where provincial… 

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