July 12, 2016
Medical experts across Canada and the United States have been sounding loud warnings for the past few years about the explosion of deaths related to overdosing on opioid-related drugs. Now there’s new evidence about the disproportionate impact on one specific group — recently released prisoners. The evidence comes from a study carried out by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. They found that a tenth of adults in Ontario who died of a drug overdose between 2006 and 2013 had been inmates in a provincial jail within one year of their death. Read more.