OPIOIDS - ONTARIO JOINS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, MAY 28 2019

May 28, 2019

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Dozen of opioid manufacturers are now expected to be challenged by the Ontario government in addition to the British Columbia government in a proposed class action lawsuit.

A spokesperson for Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot has released details on Ontario’s plans to join the suit. The class action suit filed by British Columbia is looking to recoup health care costs associated with opioid addiction.

Opioid addiction has been labelled a crisis in Toronto. A report from Toronto Public Health says there were 68 opioid deaths between January and May of this year double the same number in the same period last year.

Libby speaks to Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Health Minister, pharmacist Dean Miller, and Fardous Hosseiny from the CMHA.


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