“The Canadian opioid crisis has had devastating effects on society, including increased crime rates and homelessness, as well as a heavy economic burden on taxpayers.”
The Canadian Municipalities and First Nations have filed a brief with the Supreme Court of the United States challenging the Purdue Bankruptcy, that would have prevented the Sackler Family from being held accountable in Canada. Click here to download the brief.
Canada's Opioid Abatement Class Action
On Behalf of Canadian Municipalities Battling the Opioid Crisis
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Napoli Shkolnik Canada has a proven record of representing municipal governments in the opioid litigation. Our U.S. affiliate has recovered billions of dollars for states, counties and municipalities.
Napoli Shkolnik Canada has filed a class action on behalf of Canadian municipalities to fund the abatement of the opioid crisis.
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Opioids Continue to Devastate Canada
Opioids claimed 34,455 deaths between January 2016 and September 2022.
According to the Canadian government’s Health Infobase, between January 2019 and September 2021, Canada experienced an average of 20 deaths per day related to opioid toxicity, with a peak of 21 deaths per day in 2021.
In 2017, enough oral solid opioids were prescribed to provide every Canadian with the equivalent of over 1 mg of morphine per day.
Drug overdoses accounted for approximately 17% of all deaths among Canadians aged 30 to 39 in 2019, and 13% of deaths among those aged 40 to 49.
There were more than 28,000 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responses to suspected opioid-related overdoses in 2022 (January – September).
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The Canadian opioid crisis is a pressing issue, particularly affecting the homeless population. Sault Ste. Marie is opening a new drug treatment centre to combat the crisis.
Tackling the opioid crisis: stories of recovery reveal the devastating impact and the courageous efforts to combat it in Canada.
The opioid crisis in Canada is a menacing issue with devastating consequences. Community engagement and a two-fold approach of prevention and treatment are key in combatting this crisis.
The Safer Opioid Supply Program aims to combat the opioid crisis in Canada by providing regulated opioid supplies to those struggling with addiction. Critics worry it may perpetuate dependency.
The Troubling Impact of the Canadian Opioid Crisis in Hamilton: Unraveling Consequences and Collective Response
The opioid crisis in Hamilton, Canada reveals devastating consequences including homelessness, crime, and the spread of infectious diseases like syphilis.