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    Affecting change in addiction medicine

    Affecting change in addiction medicine

    Dr. Michael Franklyn wears many hats in the field of medicine. As a family doctor in Sudbury for almost 25 years, Dr. Franklyn recalls fearing for the life of a female patient in 2002; she was using methadone and forced to travel weekly to Toronto for care.

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    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    I recently had lunch with Dr. Andrew Worster, an old friend from my emergency days 25 years ago. He works at an opioid addiction clinic in Cambridge, Ont., and still does ER shifts at Hamilton General Hospital. He works in the ER one or two eight-10-hour shifts per week but doesn’t do night shifts any more so he enjoys the two jobs.

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    Hamilton music community hosts overdose training as opioid crisis grips city

    Hamilton music community hosts overdose training as opioid crisis grips city

    Ace Piva knows the dangers of opioid addiction all too well. He’s seen it up close — both as a tour manager across Canada, and as an addictions counsellor in Hamilton.

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    CATC partnering to improve lives of patients

    CATC partnering to improve lives of patients

    CATC partnering to improve lives of patients.

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    Toronto police issue safety alert after four suspected fentanyl deaths

    Toronto police issue safety alert after four suspected fentanyl deaths

    Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after four deaths likely caused by fentanyl overdose in the past three days in downtown Toronto.

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    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    It is understandable that there are still a couple of questions surrounding the use of methadone. Take a look at some methadone treatment questions.

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    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Despite the varying points of view, it is difficult to dismiss the effectiveness of the methadone maintenance treatment in the reduction of heroin use of addicts.

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    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    People who are concerned a friend or loved one could overdose on opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can turn to their pharmacists for help.
    Since June 24, kits containing naloxone – a drug that reverses overdose effects – have been available to pharmacists to give out to Ontario health card holders for free over the counter.

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