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Topic - Leona Aglukkaq
Canada's federal government allowed the approval process to proceed Monday for the generic form of the highly-addictive painkiller OxyContin, a move that set off a quick outcry from the country's provinces and aboriginal communities.
Aglukkaq says Ottawa will tighten licensing rules so that distributors of oxycodone have to keep better track of where the drug goes.
Aglukkaq, the federal health minister, said banning a single drug won't solve the problem of prescription drug abuse, she warned.