OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) commends the progress made by healthcareassociations, governments, and other stakeholders in addressing the opioid crisis in Canada. On November 15th, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released the Joint
In November 2016, the CMPA participated in the two-day Opioid Summit, a national dialogue on actions to address and reduce the harms associated with opioid use in Canada, convened by the Canadian federal government and the province of Ontario. Following the summit, representatives and organizations, including the CMPA, committed to the Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis.
Highlights of the CMPA's progress and efforts during the past year (infographic) include:
"The severity of the ongoing opioid crisis is of national concern and requires a collaborative effort, both nationally and locally," said Dr. Hartley Stern, Chief Executive Officer of the CMPA. "We remain committed to working with stakeholders to facilitate safe opioid prescribing and to empowering better healthcare."
More information and resources about opioid prescribing are available on the Association's website or by request. CMPA members who have questions about the use of opioids in their practice are encouraged to contact the CMPA at 1-800-267-6522 to speak with a physician advisor.
About the CMPA:The Canadian Medical Protective Association provides advice, legal assistance, and an extensive risk management education program to more than 95,000 physicians. It is the principal provider of medical liability protection in Canada and is governed by an elected council of physicians. As an essential component of the healthcare system, the CMPA is firmly committed to protecting the professional integrity of physicians and promoting safe medical care.
Related links:CMPA website
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SOURCE Canadian Medical Protective Association
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