Life Choice is happy to pass Alive
discounts on to our wholesale customers, but we ask that retailers
would participate by ordering at least 12 of the featured Alive product(s),
and also pass the savings along to retail customers, as well.
In the journal Addiction,
a study has been published that reveals Ontario
opioid deaths have skyrocked, with almost a 250 percent increase
between 1991 and 2010.
While the sheer increase in deaths is shocking, the age range that is
dying is even more shocking: in those ages 25 to 34, one in eight
deaths is related to opioids.
Part of this could be due to the incorrect perception that because
opoids are prescribed, they are safer that non-prescription medicine.
However, this perception is grossly incorrect, and the cost has been an
years of potential life lost each year--more than alcohol, pneumonia,
HIV/AIDS, and influenza.
Although the researchers could not identify how those who died had
gotten the opioids, they believe that the slippery slope of addiction
started with legitimate prescription use. Despite some of the resulting
deaths being from suicide, many were accidental.
Currently, Canada is deciding whether to ban an older version of
OxyContin that is easier to crush and snort. This form of the drug has
been banned in the US, but has been popping up in various places around
the States--purportedly from Canada.
Although OxyContin and its replacement, OxyNeo, were removed from the
list of Ontario-funded prescriptions in 2012, researchers stress that
doctors should be looking for safer alternatives for pain.
offers such an alternative with our Pain Management Protocol,
which can be viewed here.