New expert report outlines immediate actions to address BC’s prescription opioid crisis
November 25, 2015 | Money News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A new expert report published today recommends immediate steps to reduce fatal overdoses, addiction and other severe harms related to unsafe prescribing in British Columbia. The province’s four largest private addiction treatm...

Overdoses could be reduced by new database: Report
November 24, 2015 | News 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There is a way for doctors to find out if their patients are abusing prescription drugs, but only about 30 per cent of them use it according to a report from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The mother of a young man who recently overdosed who wonders if her so...

OD deaths could be cut
November 24, 2015 | Castanet

A new report says overdose deaths could be reduced in British Columbia if more doctors used a provincial database to track prescriptions for pain killers. The report by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS says opioids such as oxycodone are increasingly being overprescribed for patients who beco...

Most BC doctors don’t use painkiller database meant to prevent overdoses
November 24, 2015 | CTV News

VANCOUVER — Overdose deaths could be reduced in British Columbia if more doctors used a provincial database to track prescriptions for painkillers, a new report says. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS said in its report that opioids such as oxycodone are increasingly being overprescribe...

Make PharmaNet check mandatory, report urges
November 24, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

Forcing doctors to register with BC’s prescription database would help ensure patients are not receiving too many of the dangerous opioids behind fatal overdoses, addiction and other serious problems, according to a new report. Less than a third of British Columbia’s physicians are using...

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