Canada’s growing opioid overdose problem: ‘It is our duty’

Canada’s growing opioid overdose problem: ‘It is our duty’

September 1, 2021 Comments Off on Canada’s growing opioid overdose problem: ‘It is our duty’ By admin

The opioid crisis is making Canada’s pharmaceutical industry more vulnerable to a pandemic.

The opioid epidemic is causing a rise in the deaths of people who inject fentanyl or a similar drug.

And while some experts are blaming the spike in fentanyl use on fentanyl-related deaths, the actual cause is likely much more complicated.

Read moreThe Globe and Mail has learned from a confidential report obtained by The Canadian Press that the government is not tracking how many people inject fentanyl, or other illicit opioids like oxycodone, because the government does not track them.

The Globe reported last week that fentanyl is now the most commonly abused opioid in Canada.

The report said that by 2020, fentanyl is expected to overtake heroin as Canada’s second-most commonly abused drug.

The overdose death rate for those with fentanyl use disorder is four times higher than that for heroin.

Experts say there is a lot more fentanyl being sold in Canada than is being reported to the government.

And they are worried about the fact that fentanyl-addicted people are using more drugs, which is making it harder for the public to identify and address the problem.

The report says that the number of fentanyl-using people is growing by 10 per cent a year and will reach over 20,000 by 2020.

The number of opioid-using adults who are addicted to fentanyl is rising too.

The problem is even worse for people who have not been diagnosed with fentanyl.

The government does have a list of people with fentanyl addiction and those are the ones that are tracked by Health Canada, but they are only looking at people who are at high risk of addiction.

It is unclear how many Canadians are using fentanyl.

Dr. Andrew Wiles, the director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at Simon Fraser University, said there is nothing to indicate that the rising number of overdose deaths from fentanyl- and opioid-related overdoses are a direct result of fentanyl.

“I think it is more likely to be related to the increase in fentanyl and other opioids that we’ve seen over the last year,” said Wiles.

“If fentanyl is used in overdose in a very concentrated way, then it is probably not as effective as other opioids.”

He said that there are several reasons for the rise in fentanyl overdoses.

“One is fentanyl-resistant strains of the drug are increasingly being discovered.

The second is there is an increased use of prescription opioids and they are more often being prescribed to people with a chronic medical condition.”

He noted that some people have not taken any opioids in years, which increases the risk of overdose.

The number of deaths related to fentanyl has more than doubled since last year.

Last month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a report which found that fentanyl deaths jumped from one per day in 2016 to three per day by 2021.

And the coronavirus-caused pandemic has caused more fentanyl deaths than any other drug in Canada in the past year.

“We need to do a better job tracking fentanyl,” said Dr. Mark Pardue, a doctor with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a senior researcher with the opioid overdose and addiction program at the Centre For Addiction and Health Studies.

“This is a huge problem.”

Pardue said there are about 1,400 people in Canada who are using or addicted to opioids.

He said the problem is so serious that the Canadian Institute for Health Information says that “in some cases, the number one cause of death is opioid overdose.”

Pettue said fentanyl is the most potent and dangerous of all opioids.

“It is an extremely addictive drug.

It’s one of the most lethal of all drugs, and yet it is relatively easy to make and it’s easily abused,” he said.

“The opioid crisis needs to be addressed.”

The Globe report said the number 1 drug in Ontario is fentanyl, which has been the focus of attention since it was first detected in August.

Ontario has the highest number of people addicted to or using fentanyl, and its coronaviruses have increased dramatically.

Last week, the federal government released a new strategy on how it can respond to the fentanyl crisis.

But a spokesperson for Health Minister Jane Philpott said the strategy is not new.

The spokesperson said the government will continue to work with provinces and territories to develop solutions to the opioid crisis.