Ottawa’s opioid crisis takes a turn for the worse during coronavirus pandemic

While the opioid crisis in Ottawa has faced serious challenges in recent years…   Front-line workers are reporting that the additional burden of the novel coronavirus outbreak has made the situation much more dire. “I always thought that the opioid crisis was the most intense and challenging thing I would ever experience in my career,” Read More

Drug Shortages Act Needed As Coronavirus Threats Grow

Legislation recently introduced in the US House of Representatives will help curb drug shortages, particularly in light of potential COVID-19 supply chain issues. The Preventing Drug Shortages Act (H.R. 6080) was introduced by a group of Congressional representatives on March 5.1 It would help mitigate shortage triggers by enhancing transparency throughout the drug supply chain Read More

How to Help Employees Negatively Affected by Opioid Crisis

Understanding The Impact The impact of opioid addiction in the U.S. is remarkable — and devastating to individuals, families and employers. Opioid abuse may begin with habitual tardiness, absenteeism, longer-than-usual bathroom breaks, deception, stealing, low production and hindered work performance or combative attitudes. Those are just the first identifiable signs of a downward spiral into Read More

Rural Development Expert Takes Aim at Rural Drug Addiction

Anne Hazlett, formerly assistant to the secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has pivoted to address a specific ill plaguing rural counties, serving now as the senior adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). She’s leading the agency’s multi-faceted approach toward illicit drugs — addiction prevention, Read More