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Opioid-Related Harms

Photo of pillsOpioids are natural or synthetic substances used to reduce pain in clinical settings, but are also produced and consumed non-medically. Common opioids include oxycodone, hydromorphone and fentanyl. While they can be an effective part of pain management for some medically supervised patients, opioid-related harms such as addiction and overdose present a significant challenge for public health.

Public Health Ontario provides support to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s comprehensive opioid strategy, and to local public health units responding to opioid-related harms.  We play an important role in assembling, analyzing and visualizing data on opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario, and providing scientific expertise and consultation.

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  • Interactive Opioid Tool
    Explore the most recent opioid-related morbidity and mortality data in Ontario including emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths.​​
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