Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Qiiadruplegic painter dies EDMONTON (CP) Funer- al services were held Monday for Donna Clare Graham, 41, a quadraplegic who painted by holding a brush in her mouth. Miss Graham, whose paint- ings were well known through- out the country, died Friday. She was stricken with polio while nursing at tlw Charles Camseli Hospital in 1953. She was in hospital for 12 years be- fore being released in I9G5 and then lived in an apartment with a companion. A native of Govan, Sask., Miss Graham was graduated in psychiatric nursing from the Weyburn School of Nursing in 1950. COntlols on melhadone drug imports OTTAWA (CP) Tire alarm- ing rise in legal importation of the addictive drug methadonc prompted a committee of gov- ernment and the medical pro- fession to propose today that control over availability be stiff- ened and that doctors avoid using it in private practice. 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The report urges a review of the dosage forms in which methadone is available, imply- ing in its commcnls that (he drug should be confined to liq- uid forms. This would make it harder for addicts being treated to diverl methadone tablets to the illicit drug market or to hide their dose until they can secretly in- ject it into their veins. GIVEN BY MOUTH Methadone usually is given by mouth mixed with fruit juice in research programs in Canada and the Uniled States on treat- ment for heroin addiction. The report was prepared by a six-member committee under Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, director of the advisory bureau of the fed- eral food and drug directorate, Other members were Dr. J. S. Bennett, director, scientific councils, Canadian Medical As- sociation; Dr. Thomas DaSilva, food and drug directorate; Dr. James G. Foulks, pharmacology professor, University of British Columbia; Dr. Robert Halliday, Vancouver psychiatrist; and Dr. S. J. Holmes, Toronto consult- ant psychiatrist. The report says that since re- search in melhadone therapy became popular, importation of the drug had soared to 30.19 kil- ograms last year from 3.29 in "Only alwut one-third of tlu's increase can be accounted for use in controlled clinics such as the Narcotic Addiction Foun- dation of British Columbia and the Addiction Research Founda- tion of Ontario. "The remainder resulis frojn increased prescribing of metha- done by practising physicians LISTS MISUSES. ABUSES The report lists a number of misuses and abuses which it says have come to the attention of federal aiithorilies, including the treatment of large groups of addicts by individual doctors without facilities for proper di- agnosis, management and fol- low-up. Several deaths have occurred due to overdoses given to casual drug users or to the drug's abil- ity to exaggerate the harmful effects of other drugs such as barbiturates. It says a small number of physicians may be responsible for excessive or permissive pro- scribing of methadone. A spokesman for the Cana- dian Medical. Association said the governing board of organ- ized medicine will study the re- port and make recommenda- tions lo provincial divisions and colleges which regulate medical practice. The committee found rapid escalation in the total number of narcotic addicts. Federal sta- tistics showed a 22-per-ccnl jump to last year, more than GO per cent of them in Brit- ish Columbia. Even those fig- ures arc low because of the dif- ficulty in gathering reliable in- formation. Tuesday, December 7t 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 13 .Suggests farm FREDERICTON (CP) Ag- riculture and Rural Develop- ment Minister A. Edison Stall's told today's opening session of tlw New Brunswick agricultural outlook conference that Western grain producers must be con- vinced the current price of feed grain is placing livestock and poultry industries in Eastern Canada in a precarious situa- tion. Mi Stairs suggested thai farm organizations and agricul- tural departments in Quelx'c and Atlantic Canada will have to form a united front if they groups unite hope to gain price relief for the region. "Grain is a surplus product in Western Mr. Stairs said. "Surely our livestock and poultry producers are entitled to an even break with those who are purchasing on an export basis.'1 r.UIMUHS CUT MOST Nine-tenths of all Ibe fuel wood burned in Canada is felled by farmers and small operators when farm work is halted by winter. MISS TEENAGE AMERICA Mary Colleen Fitzpatrick of Columbus, Ohio, reacts to her selection os Miss Teenage America in Fort Worth Texas Friday night. 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