Confronting the Opioid Crisis

November 25, 2016 | Kathryn M. Frelick | Toronto

The Lawyers Weekly

Opioid misuse and abuse is a serious societal problem and public health threat. Globally, Canada is second only to the United States in per capita consumption of prescription opioids; painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine. This has led to a significant increase in opioid-related deaths and a critical need for addiction treatment services across the country.