Opioids

Opioids 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. This page contains documents and resources related to opioids.

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PHO Grand Rounds: “Communities are attempting to tackle this crisis”: a scoping review of community overdose responses

Using integrated knowledge translation, we involved experts and knowledge users in conducting, interpreting, reporting and discussing the application of these findings.

This presentation summarizes our preliminary results and considers how this knowledge could be used to inform practice across Canada.

 

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Updated 8 April 2019