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News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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Marketplace Pharmacy Error: Dispensing Danger

We rely on pharmacists when we're sick. But what happens if they make a mistake? Marketplace investigates pharmacy errors, taking hidden cameras into 50 Canadian pharmacies in the largest test of its kind in Canada. Do ‪‎pharmacists dispense the right advice and catch potentially dangerous drug interactions? And who's tracking the mistakes that happen?
  • 2015
  • 00:21:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2015

Marketplace Hospital Prescription Errors

CBC's popular consumer-advocacy show reveals that prescription errors are much more common than we like to think. One study suggests that in hospitals the rate of error in daily drug dispensation to patients is between 10 and 20 percent. Although few of these errors cause major problems, Marketplace reports on how drug errors can result in death. Experts identify a system ...
  • 1995
  • 00:26:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/09/2014