Day 6

Fighting opioid overdoses: is Canada on the right track?

Opioids are a leading cause of death in young adults in Ontario, according to a study released earlier this week. In an effort to curb Canada's prescription-drug abuse problem, Health Canada is moving to force the makers of all opioids to render their products resistant to crushing, to make snorting or injecting more difficult. Advocate Ada Thompson, who lost her...
Opioids are a leading cause of death in young adults in Ontario, according to a  study released earlier this week. In an effort to curb Canada's prescription-drug abuse problem,  Health Canada is moving to force the makers of all opioids to render their products resistant to crushing, to make snorting or injecting more difficult. Advocate Ada Thompson, who lost her son to a prescribed opioid, shares her story and addiction expert  Benedikt Fischer critiques the Heath Canada's proposed plan.

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