OxyContin abuse target of Ontario bill

 CBC News

A bill aimed at curbing the abuse of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin and other prescription drugs will be tabled in the Ontario legislature on Wednesday.

The bill would allow the province to monitor prescription narcotics and other controlled substances, from painkillers to stimulants and sedatives.

Currently, the province only tracks drugs prescribed under a public program that funds medications for seniors, welfare recipients and the disabled.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/09/15/ont-oxycontin-bill.html#ixzz0zbfDtmHT

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