Are doctors still prescribing too many opioids?

Last week, Ottawa and provincial governments reached a $150-million settlement with Purdue Pharma Canada for the recovery of health-care costs related to the sale and marketing of opioid-based pain medication. Officials claimed Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, downplayed the risks of its drugs when advertising them to physicians, especially when it comes to their addictive potential, contributing to the opioid crisis.

Justice still not done for Chantel Moore: NWAC to form ‘justice table’ to end police killings

“The killing of Chantel Moore was horrific and unconscionable. The slaughter of any Aboriginal woman, woman or man, is horrific and unacceptable. We have worked hard to demand justice and an end to this systemic police violence, but to no avail. The system is out of whack, it needs to be repaired; so we take the initiative with our community to act to fix it.”
– Lynne Groulx, NWAC Executive Director