National Physicians’ Day celebrates doctors as firstline responders during opioid crisis

May 1st is National Physicians’ Day, marked annually by the Canadian Medical Association in recognition of Dr. Emily Stowe: the first female physician to practice in Canada.  Today, there are nearly 100 specialized doctors providing best-in-class, evidence-based addiction treatment at CATC across our growing network of over rapid access outpatient and intensive inpatient treatment centres. […]

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CATC Doctor Leads New Opioid Response Curriculum

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has developed a new curriculum to better equip current and future physicians to respond to Canada’s opioid crisis. “AFMC is pleased to be releasing a competency-based curricula for medical students, residents and practicing physicians. This will lead to better care and more effective treatment for patients, […]

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PAG Interviews: Dr. Nathan Frank

“I am proud to treat all addiction patients with respect and compassion and I believe that I speak to patients no differently from how I speak to my friends and family, with empathy and without judgment.” Dr. Nathan Frank was recently appointed to our Physician Advisory Group. Comprised of seven leading specialists in addictions medicine, […]

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March is Liver Health Month

Opioid use disorder treatment without Hepatitis C care puts you at risk  March is Liver Health Month in Canada, when we’re all reminded to think about our livers and the various behaviours that effect the health of this vital organ. For people who inject drugs, getting screened regularly for Hepatitis C (a common disease that […]

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Pharmacy Appreciation Month

Our pharmacists are helping end the overdose crisis in Canada  March is Pharmacy Appreciation Month in Canada, when we all take the time to acknowledge the incredibly important role pharmacy teams play in providing health care close to home. Most of us live within 5 kms of a pharmacy, making pharmacists pillars of care in […]

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Myths About Hepatitis C

This article is clinically reviewed by Brittany Domm, R.P.N   Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation and damage to the liver. It is mainly spread through contact with an infected person’s blood, such as sharing needles for injection drug use or getting a blood transfusion. While viral hepatitis is one of the more […]

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