Time to confront iatrogenic opioid addiction

published on May 20, 2016 in Research Repository UCD

Canada has been grappling for decades in a largely ineffective attempt to keep heroin out of our borders. Now the unsafe prescribing of opioids has organized crime groups turning their attention to customers whose addiction started in the doctor’s office. Physicians are going to have to face the tough conversations that involve two of the hardest words in a doctor’s vocabulary: enough and no.

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