1 in 20 babies in Ontario exposed to opioids in utero, study indicates

Liam Casey, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:02PM EST TORONTO – One in 20 babies born in Ontario has been exposed to opioids during pregnancy, a new study indicates. Researchers with the University of Toronto, ICES, a health research organization based in Toronto, and several hospitals, examined

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Legalizing hard drugs not a ‘panacea’ to opioids crisis: Trudeau

Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 19, 2019 5:19AM EST OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s unconvinced that decriminalizing hard drugs is a “panacea” to the country’s ongoing opioids crisis, and other options need a chance before considering such a major policy shift. But Trudeau once

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Canadian drug makers hit with $1.1B suit for pushing opioids despite risks

TORONTO — Canadian drug makers are facing a $1.1-billion lawsuit for their role in the opioid crisis. A proposed class action filed today accuses almost two dozen companies of enriching themselves at the expense of vulnerable patients. The unproven suit alleges the companies illegally and deceptively promoted highly addictive

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