Irfan Dhalla & David Juurlink

Irfan Dhalla is a physician at St. Michael's Hospital and an editor of  Follow Irfan on Twitter @IrfanDhalla David Juurlink is a physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a member of the Committee to Evaluate Drugs, which provides advice to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Follow David on Twitter @DavidJuurlink

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Undoing the damage of OxyContin

Monday’s announcement by federal health minister Leona Aglukkaq that she will not interfere with the approval of generic OxyContin is just the latest development in what has become a major public health crisis. In Canada, overdose deaths involving prescription medications now vastly outnumber deaths from HIV. By some estimates, prescription drug overdoses have killed 100,000…