Canada: ‘Unexplained losses’ of opioids on the rise in Canadian hospitals

Canadian money by Sara Long

From the Maclean’s article:

…Health Canada data obtained by CityNews through an Access to Information request reveal between 2010 and September 2017, opioids went missing from Canadian hospitals 5,689 times and the quantities varied from a few tablets to packs of 100 pills.

The highly addictive and potent fentanyl is disappearing from Canadian hospitals at surprising rates, but the number of other opioids that vanish from hospitals is staggering.

Morphine, hydromorphone, oxycodone, codeine, and fentanyl all seem to disappear without a known cause from Canadian hospitals—and nowhere more so than in Ontario…

Read the full item at the link:
http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/unexplained-losses-of-opioids-on-the-rise-in-canadian-hospitals/

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