Canadian Prescriptions for Painkillers Harder to Obtain - Doctor Solve
BUSINESS: Weekdays 6:00AM – 8:00PM PST
HOURSWeekends 7:00AM – 5:00PM PST
FIND US: Surrey, BC, Canada
#109–7938 128th Street V3W 4E8
CONTACT: +1-866-732-0305
[email protected]
  • No products in the cart.
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Canadian Prescriptions for Painkillers Harder to Obtain

Due to a growing misuse of prescription pain-killers in Canada, prescriptions for drugs like morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are now “rationed” by Canadian doctors. Experts have recently created specific guidelines that test patients who ask for painkillers. Doctors are now more careful about who they prescribe hard painkillers to.

Canada is now thought to be the third-largest opioid consumer per capita in the world. There was a 50 percent increase of the use of painkiller drugs between 2000 and 2004.  The proper use of opioid painkillers is to be effective in patients with chronic pain (that persists for more than 6 months). These drugs are very strong and easily addictive, and are even being sold by drug dealers on the street.

The guidelines in the article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal are meant to help doctors safely prescribe medications to patients who need them, and prevent patients who abuse them from obtaining a prescription.  The goal of the article is to reduce the diversion and addiction problems associated with these heavy painkillers.  When used properly these drugs are good medications and help many people who suffer from long-term pain.

The guidelines include advice on which medications are effective for which types of pain, the recommendation that patients give urine tests to test for the use of painkillers, dosage recommendations that start with low doses and gradually increase to test for effectiveness, signs of possible drug abuse and how to spot prescription fraud, and guidelines for patients who are stopping the use of opioids.

The contents on are meant to provide useful and relevant information. The information on our website is intended for educational purposes and may include text, graphics, video and other multimedia. The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your doctor or other medical practitioner before taking any course of action based on the information you find on

Post Tags:

Unfortunately, due to a power outage some of the features available on Doctorsolve may not be online. We know how important it is to have affordable prescription medication and we’re working as fast as we can to restore our call center, email, and online chat services.