Ontario's Narcotics Strategy

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Ontarians are among the highest users of prescription drugs containing narcotics in the world. Between 1991 and 2009, the number of prescriptions in Ontario for oxycodone drugs rose by 900 per cent.

This has caused serious problems in this province. People are dying from the improper use of narcotic drugs and other controlled substances. They are being used for purposes other than intended medical purposes and are being trafficked on the street.

Ontario’s Narcotics Strategy was developed to address these significant issues. This comprehensive strategy is:

This is being done by:

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