Patients put on high doses of opioids are 24 times more likely to die because of them than people prescribed lower doses of the drugs, a new study finds.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
Friday night in North Bay, Ont. The blonde behind the bar is talking up patrons on tax policy.
They aren’t sure who she is or why she’s here; 15 minutes ago, they’d never heard her name. But they are riveted and, for that matter, so is she: Her politely agitated handlers need to pry her away to scrum outside the pub.
“Can you get her to come back?” schoolteacher and pub-goer Val Spivey asks. “We want to ask about her education policy.”
This is what Andrea Horwath does.