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PEI legislative committee tackles prescription drugs addiction

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.


September 16, 2013
By Mari-Len De

"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

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PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
1-877-314-5518 (toll-free)
(902) 368-5175 (fax)

assembly@assembly.pe.ca

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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