The links below represents a wide range of topics in news articles, resources, and journal articles. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) identified in the respective articles, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Odyssey Medical, or the author of this blog post.
[Canadian Medical Association Journal] Do physicians require consent to withhold CPR that they determine to be nonbeneficial?
Are there ethical/religious consideration?
[Australia] Dr Jonathan Brett testing music festival portaloo wastewater
Do we really know what patrons are taking at music festivals? Would a retrospective analysis help drive policy decisions?https://t.co/n5O29Ntrb3
Harm Reduction – Australia
It is interesting to see how two neighbouring Australian jurisdictions continue to handle the issue of drugs and music festivals in wildly different manners. Despite the Coroners Court of New South Wales’s very lengthy recommendation to the NSW government in November 2019, the NSW Premier has reportedly chosen to go a different path forward. Meanwhile, the Australian Capital Territory government is pushing harm reduction measures across Australia.
[New South Wales] Drug deaths inquest: Gladys Berejiklian says she is ‘closing the door’ on pill testing
[Australian Capital Territory] ACT pushes for national pill-testing after study finds it encouraged people to ditch unsafe drugs
Harm Reduction – Canada
[Toronto] From zero tolerance to open dialogue: How harm reduction is shifting the conversation on drug use
Can we have an open and honest dialogue about drug use? We know it happens – avoiding discussion does not resolve the public health issue.
[Canada] Moving Benadryl behind the counter doesn’t resolve safety concerns: pharmacists
Is diphenhydramine on its way out from regular use as a non-prescription product?
[Toronto] ‘It changed my life’: New pilot project tests health benefits of social prescribing
How does social isolation and loneliness affect health? What is social prescribing (as opposed to a prescription for medication?)