Deaths related to the use of prescription opioids

Fischer, Benedikt; Rehm, Jürgen
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, p881
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discuss the aspects of public health in Canada. The authors are critical on the increasing number of deaths related to the use of oxycodone and prescription opioids. The authors stress based on the study conducted by Dhalla and colleagues that the rising number of overdose deaths in Ontario are not only caused by oxycodone but to prescription opioid as well . The authors suggest for policy development in the country to control the prescription of those drugs.


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