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High-dose opioid prescriptions on the rise

A new study published in Canadian Family Physician shows that the number of prescriptions for high-dose opioids in Canada is rising dramatically. In 2006, 781 opioid pills or patches were dispensed for every 1,000 people; in 2011, that number rose to 961. You can read more about the study and opioid use in Canada in this Globe and Mail article.

You can also review information about prescription opioid problems here on Portico, inlcuding an overview, treatments, guidelines and tools and resources.


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