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Calgary Herald April 14 at 6:25pm · Fentanyl is the leading cause of drug overdose death in one third of the Canadian cities. #news

Fentanyl is the leading cause of drug overdose death in one third of the Canadian cities.
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VANCOUVER — Mayors from 13 cities across Canada, including Saskatoon and Regina, are calling for a national standard on the collection and sharing...
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Julie Ali Good luck with this. So far I haven't been able to find any sort of centralized repository for adverse events, machine problems or fatalities and who knows what sort of hoops you have to leap through to get any information from the GOA. Meanwhile they hand over information to a company that they are buddy buddy with. Why? Who knows why government makes these decisions? I find it odd that the folks at AHS and Alberta Health would give out information to folks when they were not conducting a study; I thought this was the only way you could get information about patients but apparently not.
http://www.cbc.ca/.../pure-north-unproven-benefits-1.4053866

Alberta rushed $10-million grant, eliminated ethical oversight, for unproven health program
Review found Pure North program could not prove health or economic benefits "The Government of Alberta, and Alberta Health in general, isn't interested in funding research projects," Carter said. "They're interested in funding health care for Albertans. So they decided to shift the project and we agreed to shift the project to providing direct health care."
Internal documents, however, show that immediately after Pure North received the funding, Markin began seeking access directly through health minister Fred Horne to anonymized patient data from Alberta Health Services. Markin wanted access to the data so university researchers could assess the efficacy of the recently funded seniors program.
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