Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT001 - (Opioid-Summit) OTTAWA. x-30s. (Kristy Kirkup) Canada's opioid epidemic will be the focus of a summit getting underway in Ottawa today. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) --

NAT002 - (Opioid-Summit) OTTAWA. x-19s. Canada's opioid epidemic will be the focus of a summit getting underway in Ottawa today. The two-day meeting is being co-chaired by federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins -- both doctors themselves. Hoskins says it's significant to bring together different experts to examine the issue. ("..to this crisis.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) -- TAG: Hoskins says the opioid issue affects different parts of Canada in different ways, but it is national in scope. --

NAT003 - (Opioid-Summit) OTTAWA. x-12s. Canada's opioid epidemic will be the focus of a summit getting underway in Ottawa today. The two-day meeting is being co-chaired by federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins. Dr. David Juurlink is the head of pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He'll deliver the keynote address this morning. ("..provincial level.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) -- TAG: Juurlink says the current market for opioids is far greater than ever before, as people turn to more readily available drugs that contain ingredients like fentanyl. --

NAT004 - (Opioid-Summit) OTTAWA. x-21s. Canada's opioid epidemic will be the focus of a summit getting underway in Ottawa today. The two-day meeting is being co-chaired by federal Health Minister Jane Philpott and Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins -- both doctors themselves. Hoskins says it's vital that opioids be prescribed at the right levels. ("..prescribing of opioids.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press) -- TAG: Hoskins says the summit will reinforce that leadership is required across the country. …

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