November 6, 2023

The Ongoing Opioid Crisis in Ontario: Examining the Situation & Solutions

The opioid crisis in Ontario continues to devastate communities, with increased crime, rising homelessness, and strained healthcare systems. Efforts are underway to combat the crisis, including a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and the widespread distribution of naloxone. However, there is still a long road ahead in addressing this public health issue.

The Canadian Opioid Crisis: Alarming Stats and Solutions

Canada’s opioid crisis continues to worsen, with Alberta, specifically Calgary, recording its highest number of overdose deaths in January 2021. Efforts to combat the crisis, such as naloxone distribution, are ongoing, but a comprehensive and collaborative approach is needed. A new class action lawsuit aims to hold manufacturers and distributors accountable while supporting treatment and prevention services.

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