About The Foundation

Foundation Inception

The Foundation was established by Jason Newman, a pharmacist in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Jason works in an area where a high propensity for opioid overdose exists, and has had first-hand experience with the opioid overdose epidemic. He has applied his academic background in pharmacy, law, and the humanities to develop a grassroots training program that has reached fourteen thousand people in a little over a year since program inception.

Jason is now expanding that basic educational program to reach other jurisdictions in North America, other health professionals, and other governments to assist in the reduction of death and morbidity from opioid use.

Besides a degree in pharmacy, Jason’s background includes degrees in the humanities, business, and law.

Social Responsibility

The Foundation exists to develop societal tools for responding to the opioid overdose crisis. Because the effects of an opioid overdose occur quickly, it is unrealistic to rely on emergency medical response services to help mitigate the effects of an overdose. In any society, the response has to come from people who are near the situation – people who understand it, and people who care. This is what makes the Foundation for the Responsible Administration of Emergency Medicines a socially responsible organization. Other organizations may provide a good or service in the most socially responsible way they can. In this case, the whole organization exists to do something that it considers socially responsible.

About the founder


Doctor of Philosophy                                                                                             October 2017 to Present

  • Thesis: Examining patent policy across Canadian educational institutions

Master of Laws                                                                                                             October, 2016

University of Western Ontario, London, ON

  • Thesis: Examining Supreme Court decisions on generic drug cases arising via judicial review (generic medicine cases)

Bachelor of Laws                                                                                                                          2005

University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Master of Business Administration                                                                                                 2001

Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Masters of Arts, Economics                                                                                                            1998

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK,

  • Master’s Project: Canadian public policy experiment on lifetime net tax rates of Canadians

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (high honours)                                                                                 1997

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK,

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy (distinction)                                                                                 1995

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK,

Work, Management and Ownership Experience

Pharmacy owner and manager                                                                                               2006 – present

  • Current: Delaware Pharmacy in Delaware, Ontario

Pharmacist                                                                                                                          1995 – 2005

  • Full and part-time pharmacist while completing other academic interests

Activities, Skills, Awards, and Interests

  • Father of four boys
  • Licensed Pharmacist in Ontario
  • Active program to bring awareness to the opioid crisis in Ontario
  • Law Master’s Thesis: Examining PMNOC Cases at the Supreme Court of Canada (shortened title)
  • Economics Master’s Thesis: Does a Balanced Budget Plan Represent Sustainable Fiscal Policy for Canada? (1999)
  • Fowke Prize for literary excellence in economics (1997)
  • Chairman, Saskatchewan Economics Journal (1997 – 1998); completed and distributed premiere issue
  • Vice President, University of Saskatchewan Economics Students’ Society (1996 to 1997)