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Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

Posted on :  January 9th, 2019  |  By :  Robby Breadner

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“Peterborough Regional Health Centre has third highest rate of ER visits for opioid poisoning in new study”

A report ranking Peterborough with the third-highest number of emergency department visits speaks to the city’s “significant problem” with opioid use, says a doctor who is leading harm-reduction efforts at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

More overdoses are being seen from use of “fairly accessible” drugs like fentanyl-laced “blue heroin,” said PRHC emergency department doctor Dr. Jim McGorman, the lead physician at the hospital’s Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic.

Read more from this article originally printined in the Peterborough Examiner by staff writer, Jason Bain.

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  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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