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CSPCP Press Release re Opioids Decision in Ontario

After months of negotiation, an agreement has been reached and publicly announced by Ontario’s Ministry of Health regarding high strength opioids. Ontario physicians who identify themselves as palliative care prescribers and are part of the Ontario Medical Association’s (OMA’s) Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) Program will continue to be able to prescribe high-strength opioids to any patient who requires them. These opioids will be provided at no cost under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. For those physicians who are not part of PCFA, a mechanism has been created for them to also prescribe high-strength opioids if consultation with a palliative care physician has taken place.

The CSPCP issued a news release applauding this decision and encouraging other provinces to adopt similar policies.

View the Press Release here

Report and Press Release Nov 2, 2016

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) is pleased to release a new report today entitled “How to improve palliative care in Canada: A call to action for federal, provincial, territorial, regional and local decision makers”. It provides politicians with concrete steps they should take now to ensure that Canadians with life-threatening illnesses have the care they need to live their lives as fully and comfortably as possible.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the status of palliative care in Canada and detailed recommendations for action. Please share it amongst your networks.


Press Release: click here

Full Report – English: click here

Summary – English: click here

Summary – French: click here