PEI launches province-wide consultation on prescription drugs abuse

Mari-Len De Guzman
September 16, 2013
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Sept. 16, 2013 — The Standing Committee on Health, Social Development and Seniors of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island is commencing its work on facilitating a province-wide discussion on addictions to prescription drugs.
"Abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem," said Bush Dumville, chair of the committee. "The resulting addictions are devastating to Islanders and their families. This is something that concerns everyone."

The committee is soliciting input from members of the public and interested stakeholder groups by mail, fax, a toll-free telephone number, email and a web-based comment form. In addition, a series of public hearings across the province will take place in September and October to hear personally from those affected by or involved with this issue.

The schedule for these meetings will be published in PEI newspapers and will appear on the website of the Legislative Assembly once it has been established.

Anyone interested in contributing to the discussion in person, by mail or fax, telephone, email or by submitting a comment on the committee’s website is encouraged to do so. The contact information is:
Standing Committee on Health, Social Development and Seniors

PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
1-877-314-5518 (toll-free)
(902) 368-5175 (fax)
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www.assembly.pe.ca/addictions

The members of the Standing Committee on Health, Social Development and Seniors are MLAs Bush Dumville (West Royalty-Springvale), Richard Brown (Charlottetown-Victoria Park), Olive Crane (Morell-Mermaid), Sonny Gallant (Evangeline-Miscouche), Gerard Greenan (Summerside-St.Eleanors), Robert Mitchell (Charlottetown-Sherwood) and Hal Perry (Tignish-Palmer Road).

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