Fighting the Opioid Crisis

B.C. naturopathic doctors urge province to let them help fight the opioid crisis.

Deborah Phair, a Prince George naturopathic doctor, says the shortage of doctors, registered nurses, psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners who have the authority to prescribe life-saving alternatives is contributing to the opioid death toll.

She is calling on the provincial government to expand the scope of practice for B.C.’s naturopathic doctors to allow them to prescribe immediate-release safer supply substances and also prescribe opiate agonist therapies (OAT) which take away their cravings for hard drugs. OAT allows people with opioid use disorder to hold down jobs and function in society throughout the day.

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Dr. Gurdev Parmar, ND, FABNO(USA)

Founder & Medical Director

Integrated Health Clinic Cancer Care Centre