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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 03:58:57 -0700

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CN ON: Parents Play Vital Opioid Role

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Intelligencer, 10 May 2017 - Introduced to the dangers of narcotics during public seminar held Tuesday night Parents need to be involved and informed to help lower the risk of accidental drug overdoses among young people. That was the message heard Tuesday night at a public seminar organized by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health at Bridge Street United Church.

CN ON: Fentanyl Continues To Wreak Havoc

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 28 Apr 2017 - Naloxone kits are flying off the shelves at local pharmacies and the Street Health Centre, as fentanyl continues its disastrous wave across eastern Ontario. Dr. Meredith Mackenzie, a physician at the centre, said on Wednesday that its clients are listening to their advice and reading news reports and are making an effort to curb their use, but it's not working.

CN ON: He Saved 17 People But Police Want To Jail Him

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 30 Apr 2017 - Mark Baratta works with drug users on the front lines of Ontario's opioid epidemic. But as deaths mount, Baratta's story illustrates how far society has to go to end the crisis . . . if it so chooses Like most people who might be called heroes, Mark Baratta shies away from the label. A lean and purposeful man, Baratta has saved 17 people, each on separate occasions. He chalks it up, with a shrug of his shoulders, to keeping his head in the presence of death.

CN ON: Column: In The Eyes Of The Law, Where's The Breathalyzer For

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Recorder & Times, 20 Apr 2017 - Canada loves being way up there, even No. 1, in those surveys about the best places to visit or live. Not so cool? We're also No. 1 in alcohol-related vehicle deaths among wealthy countries, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reporting on 2015. If we can't get our game together on alcohol, what's going to happen when we add legalized marijuana to the mix? I pity the cops tasked with judging a cornucopia of drug-addled drivers, dabbling from both the illegal and legal sides of the aisle.

CN AB: The War On Deadly Opioids

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

St. Albert Gazette, 19 Apr 2017 - How drug units deal with fentanyl The death toll for fentanyl continues to rise in 2017, with nearly double the number of deaths being reported in the first six weeks of the year. According to Health Canada, from Jan. 1 to Feb, 11, 51 people died from overdosing on fentanyl. In 2016 during the same six weeks, 28 Albertans died as a result of a fentanyl overdose.

Canada: Column: Why Stop With Pot? Let's Decriminalize All Drugs

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Apr 2017 - Canada is preparing to legalize and regulate possession of marijuana - with a target date of July 1, 2018. It's a long overdue public policy with sound economic and health arguments to back it up, notably: More harm is caused by criminal prohibition and prosecution than the use of marijuana itself; Criminal laws prohibiting possession do not deter use; Decriminalization of possession does not lead to greater use; Decriminalization frees up resources for police and the courts to deal with more serious crimes;

CN ON: Overdoses, One Fatal, Spark New Concern

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 09 Apr 2017 - Four others in serious condition after ecstasy use at two city dance clubs Five overdoses near Toronto nightclubs early Saturday, including one that killed a 24-year-old woman, triggered a health warning and calls for clubs and authorities to take new steps to save lives.

CN NS: Exhibits Still Unaccounted For From Evidence Storage

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 27 Feb 2017 - Force believes missing money placed in police bank account Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence storage, but the remaining 38 - including nearly $5,000 in cash - are still unaccounted for.

CN ON: Opioid Overdose Crisis Draws A Crowd

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 28 Feb 2017 - Health, community and emergency service agencies from the Kingston area gathered Monday to plan for what many fear is a coming public-health crisis. With a sudden spike in opioid overdoses across the country, medical experts, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, community health groups and representatives from public health units from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Grenville and Lanark and Prince Edward County met for a daylong set of table-top exercises and discussions about how best to cope with the opioid overdose crisis should it hit the Kingston area.