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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

First Do No Harm

In 2013, CCSA first drew attention to the harms being experienced by Canadians from prescription drugs by launching the collaborative report, First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada's Prescription Drug Crisis. It contains a 10-year pan-Canadian strategy that lays out 58 recommendations across five areas:

  • Prevention
  • Education
  • Treatment
  • Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Enforcement

Additional recommendations are associated with legislation, regulation, research and evaluation.

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