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Opioids tied to 1 in 8 deaths in young adults

An Ontario study published in the journal Addiction has shown that opioids, including OxyContin, are the cause of 1 in 8 deaths in young adults in Ontario. Researchers reviewed coroner reports over 20 years. You can read more about the study in this CBC story. Michel Perron, CEO of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse responds in this letter in the Ottawa Citizen.

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