Pharmacist addresses Fentanyl abuse
Yesterday, we told you about a warning from police in Sarnia about the growing use of a painkiller called Fentanyl. It's being abused by addicts, sometimes as a replacement for Oxycontin.
We talked to a man whose wife died of a fentanyl overdose last October. She was prescribed the drug after back surgery, but became addicted and as her addiction got worse, she started forging prescriptions.
How was she able to obtain the drug, legally or otherwise, to the point where she overdosed and died?
To help shed some light on it, we've contacted Tim Brady, President of the Essex County Pharmacists Association.
Listen (runs 9:45)