Addiction: Moving beyond “do no harm”

The Hippocratic oath taken by doctors avows to ‘First do no harm’. But Canadian doctors are in a quandary. They have patients in chronic pain for which opioids are the prescription drug of choice. Yet the harm from them is significant. Canada is now the second largest consumer of opioids in the world, and recent news headlines alert us that overdose deaths from opioid use have … [Read More...]