opioids

Innovative course addresses the opioid crisis

July 13, 2016

In 2007, Kelly Lanktree was prescribed Oxycontin for her pain following a knee injury. At age 27, she became addicted.

“I had no idea they could be as addicting and powerful as they were,” she told the Globe and Mail. “Nobody’s really immune… it could be anybody.”

Since the mid-90’s, an enormous opioid prescribing boom has led to countless harmful dependencies as well as fatal overdoses. According to experts, the situation has reached crisis status.

Dr. David…

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