December 2023

The Opioid Crisis in Canada: Exploring the Social and Financial Impact

The opioid crisis in Canada has had significant social and financial consequences, including increased healthcare visits and homelessness. Efforts to combat the crisis include distributing naloxone kits and pursuing legal actions against pharmaceutical companies. The case of West Virginia, where funds from opioid lawsuits are being used to address the crisis, offers valuable lessons for Canada. A comprehensive approach, including holding companies accountable, is needed for a sustainable solution.

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