Tag Archives: Opioid Crisis

Statement on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:06 The following statement was issued today by Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care: “The opioid crisis in Ontario is a tragic and growing issue, one we are continuing to work diligently to combat. As part of our government’s commitment to openness, transparency and evidence-based decision-making, we are continuing to make relevant data widely ...

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Public Warning Regarding Fentanyl in Sault Ste. Marie

Sep 11, 2017 @ 17:01cr The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Algoma Public Health would like to advise the public that a drug exhibit submitted to Health Canada from a recent large drug seizure in Sault Ste. Marie was found to contain CYCLOPROPYL FENTANYL. Health Canada has issued an alert advising that this substance is newly encountered in our ...

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Statement from Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on Ontario’s Opioid Strategy

Today, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued the following statement: “Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and I met with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario, to discuss Ontario’s comprehensive Opioid Strategy and how ...

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Ontario Providing Support to Those Affected by Opioid Crisis

Ontario is providing urgent relief to those affected by the opioid crisis, including adding more front-line harm-reduction workers, expanding the supply of naloxone, and creating new rapid access addiction clinics in every region of the province. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, were at St. Michael’s Hospital ...

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on Ontario’s opioid crisis

In response to a letter sent to Premier Kathleen Wynne by more than 700 health care workers on Ontario’s opioid crisis, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown issued the following statement: “The Ontario PCs have been very clear, Ontario is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Between 2006 and 2015, fentanyl overdose deaths in Ontario have soared by 548 per ...

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