Opioids

Officers in Sudbury, across Ontario encountering more deadly opioids

Sudbury Star Officers arrested more than 70 people during Project Kraken, including three Sudbury men. Postmedia photo Everybody could see the deadly firepower on the table at Toronto Police Headquarters in full display last week. What they couldn’t show — seized in massive quantities during Project Kraken — was the 11,033 grams of deadly fentanyl. […]

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Opioids a growing threat to health in Greater Sudbury

Sudbury Star Renee St-Onge, director of knowledge and strategic services, and Ariella Zbar, associate medical officer of health, talk about the opioid crisis at a meeting of the Public Health Sudbury and Districts board on Thursday. Jim Moodie jpg, SU Opioids now rival pneumonia and flu, as well as several types of cancer, in terms […]

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Man charged with manslaughter after opioid death

Sudbury Star A 39-year-old man from Sudbury has been charged with manslaughter following an opioid death in February. Getty Images On May 14, the Greater Sudbury Police Service arrested and charged 39-year-old David Leon Stefanczuk with manslaughter in connection to the opioid death of a community member on Feb. 1. Stefanczuk has also been charged […]

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What a ‘safe’ space in Sudbury might look like

Sudbury Star Amber Fritz, outreach co-ordinator for Reseau ACCESS Network, sits at one of the stations set up for the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis in Sudbury, Ont. on Tuesday April 16, 2019. John Lappa/Sudbury Star Nearly a hundred silhouettes and a sombre row of shoes lined a room at Reseau Access […]

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Opioids are killing Canadians in the thousands; abstinence-based treatment ineffective

Sudbury Star Abstinence-based treatment is ineffective. We need to invest heavily in harm reduction strategies Opioids can relieve pain and when used properly they can often help. Approximately 11 Canadians die every day from apparent opioid related incidents. Arthur C. Green/The Record By Sen. Jane Cordy and Sen. Raymonde Gagné “I wasn’t born to be […]

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California Bill Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to Use Cannabis in Hospitals

News – High Times California cannabis activists gathered with state Sen. Ben Hueso in front of a state government building in downtown San Diego on Friday to garner support for Senate Bill 305, The Compassionate Access to Cannabis Act. If passed, the bill would allow terminally ill patients with a doctor’s authorization to use cannabis […]

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Sudbury column: I lost my baby brother to opioids

Sudbury Star Supplied photo Ryan Packham loved his family, the outdoors and fishing. He died on Aug. 25, 2018 from a drug overdose. Amanda Byrne/Guest columnist Note: Amanda Byrne of Sudbury decided to write to The Sudbury Star after reading about the untimely death of 23-year-old Devon Lachance earlier this month. Lachance, originally from Iroquois […]

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Police seek to arrest drug dealers ‘killing our people’

Timmins Daily Press Two Timmins residents are dead of suspected opioid overdose. RON GRECH/THE DAILY PRESS Dr. Lianne Catton, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said “We need to ensure we are getting Naloxone” — a life-saving medication for overdoses — “in the hands of those who are using, and families and friends of those who […]

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Opioid dealers are ‘killing our people’ – Timmins police chief

Sudbury Star Two Timmins residents are dead of suspected opioid overdose. RON GRECH/THE DAILY PRESS Dr. Lianne Catton, Chief Medical Officer of Health, said “We need to ensure we are getting Naloxone” — a life-saving medication for overdoses — “in the hands of those who are using, and families and friends of those who are […]

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Google Maps can now guide you to drug disposal locations

Engadget RSS Feed CVS Health Drug disposal programs have been cited as an effective tool in the fight against opioid abuse by medical studies and the White House. Now Google is lending a hand by pinpointing 3,500 of these drop-off sites on Google Maps and via Search in partnership with the DEA, HHS, CVS, Walgreens […]

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