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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:52:15 -0700

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CN QU: Edu: Editorial: McGill Cannot Ignore The Fentanyl Crisis

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The McGill Daily, 11 Sep 2017 - Content Warning: drug use and overdose Last week, public health officials in Montreal warned of an imminent fentanyl crisis that poses a serious risk to the city's drug users. Fentanyl is an opioid prescribed to relieve chronic pain, but its intensity is 40 times that of heroin, and its toxicity 100 times that of morphine. Fentanyl can be found in opiates, as well as party drugs such as cocaine, PCP, and MDMA. Because it's often present without the consumer's knowledge, it can easily cause a fatal overdose. In British Columbia, 706 overdose deaths from January to July 2017 involved fentanyl. In Montreal, there have been 24 confirmed drug overdose cases since the beginning of August 2017. Faced with this growing public health crisis, the McGill community must waste no time in supplying the tools and information necessary to keep students safe.

CN ON: Column: High Time For New Fix To Opioid Crisis

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Bay Nugget, 02 Sep 2017 - There are a lot of very smart people in North Bay. It would be interesting to see if the bright lights here can find an opportunity hiding in the weeds to solve the opioid crisis. And I'm not referring to emergency funding injections or quick-fix policy.

CN BC: Overdose Event Draws Hundreds

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 01 Sep 2017 - Helen Jennens knows first-hand the devastation drug overdoses bring to families. In 2011, Jennens' eldest son Rian died from a prescription drug overdose. Five years later, she lost her second son Tyler to a fentanyl overdose.

CN ON: Opioid Deaths More Likely Illicit Use

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 29 Aug 2017 - City's death rate among the highest An Ontario report warns Hamilton shows signs of having among the highest illicit opioid use in the province. It also flags a potential lack of addiction treatment services here compared to the high death rates found by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network.

CN NS: OPED: Class Of 420

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Coast, 31 Aug 2017 - A smoking syllabus to becoming the most productive pothead on campus. Harvard studies suggest cannabis enhances cognitive function. German studies conclude micro-dosing weed is an effective ADHD treatment. And with Canada's impending marijuana legalization, the "lazy stoner" stereotype is washing away, making room for the high-functioning user to spark up. Carefully chosen MMJ strains, dosage and smoke methods just might be your path to becoming most productive pothead on campus.

Canada: They Turned To Medical Cannabis For Relief

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 19 Aug 2017 - In less than a year, the government will legalize recreational marijuana. But, as Grant Robertson reports, growers may already be pushing for profits at the expense of customers' health Scott Wood had been losing weight for weeks, and it was starting to scare him. His skin developed strange blistering rashes, his muscles ached constantly, and his lungs burned. He couldn't stop coughing, and he was spitting up gobs of thick, clear mucous that looked like Vaseline.

CN ON: Crackdown On Opioids Fuels Heroin Increase

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 14 Aug 2017 - The deadly painkiller fentanyl, thrust under a spotlight by a rare warning by three health agenices and city police, isn't the only dangerous street drug raising eyebrows in London. Heroin is also showing up, in levels-those who work with addicts say they haven't seen before.

CN ON: Street Drugs 101: A Primer

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 12 Aug 2017 - As deadly fentanyl fuels a public health crisis, Free Press reporter Jennifer Bieman reveals what you should know about common London street drugs Forget the old adage that what you don't know, can't hurt you. When it comes to street drugs, what you don't know can kill you.

US TX: Texans May Be Able To Buy Medical Cannabis Oil By January

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Aug 2017 - In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling of a specific kind of cannabis oil derived from marijuana plants for a very small group of customers: epilepsy patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. Two years later, Texans still can't legally buy cannabis oil, but a handful of companies believe they are weeks away from receiving the official go-ahead to become the state's first sellers.