Doctors as Drug Pushers

In Ontario, 18.6 per cent of people seeking addiction treatment in 2010-11 were struggling with prescription drugs, compared with just 10.6 per cent in 2005-2006 (source:, infra)

New drug strategy targets doctors' prescription pads - Politics - CBC News: "Canada now has a national strategy to tackle the escalating prescription drug abuse crisis that has crippled so many families, communities and First Nations. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, together with a large group of experts and officials, has published a new 10-year plan that would set up a countrywide surveillance system and overhaul legislation so that doctors and pharmacists no longer prescribe painkillers indiscriminately, and addicts are able to get appropriate and timely help. The strategy takes aim at opioids, stimulants and sedatives. . . . " (read more at link above)

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