Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The College of Family Physicians refuses to educate doctors about painkillers

"The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is rejecting a call by the national association representing medical regulators to make a course on safe opioid prescribing mandatory for family doctors.

The Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada made the request to the CFPC as a way to help reduce inappropriate prescribing of powerful opioid painkillers, which are highly addictive and linked to serious side effects and death. Canada is the world’s second largest consumer of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone and hydromorphone, and many addiction experts agree that too many pills are being prescribed."

Please email Dr. Francine Lemire and tell her that you oppose her organisations stand and support the FMRAC's attempts to educate doctors about dangerous prescription drugs.

Read the story in the Globe and Mail

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