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Prescription drug misuse in Alberta: everyone’s problem

Description

The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is harming too many Albertans. Ease of access and affordability of medications such as opioid pain relievers, stimulants, tranquillizers and sedatives, can quickly and easily lead to addiction. Compounding this ease of accessibility and affordability is the false perception that if a health care practitioner prescribes these medications, they are safe. This report from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health provides statistics on the prevalence of prescription drug use and misuse, outlines the main issues that need to be addressed, and provides four recommended actions to address the problem.

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drug misuse medication abuse medication errors prescription drugs recommendations

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Type
Report
Extent

6 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

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Resource Dates

Date Created

2011-09-01

Date Added

2017-01-18T20:36:38.209984

Date Modified

2011-09-01

Date Issued

2011-09-01

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