Opioids kill hundreds of Canadians a year. Why are doctors still prescribing so many?

August 10, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

David Juurlink sees them daily — old and young, with strokes or pneumonia or broken bones or drug-related overdoses, accidents, constipation.

Their ailments and backgrounds and health conditions run the gamut. And they’re all on high doses of a drug five times more powerful than morphine.

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