Prescription opioids among older Canadians ‘a silent epidemic’: Report

Addiction to painkillers in seniors can lead to significant adverse effects such as sedation, impaired motor coordination, and increased risk of depression. Seniors are at a higher risk of opioid misuse due to the prescription of these medications for pain relief. Canada’s opioid crisis has also affected seniors, with them being the demographic that has been taking the most prescribed narcotics. This issue highlights the importance of addressing and managing painkiller addiction in older adults.

View this article written by By Moira Welsh Staff Reporter for the Toronto Star.


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