Prescribing of opioids down 10% says national study – Canada News – Castanet.net

It stated efforts including national prescribing standards presented in 2017, along with prescription-monitoring programs to assist decrease harms associated with the overdose crisis, most likely influenced prescribing trends.

Michael Gaucher, director of pharmaceuticals for the firm, stated just the 3 provinces provided total information for opioid prescribing for the 6 years covered in the report but they represent a big portion of Canada’s population.

“Despite overall decreasing trends in the prescribing of opioids, opioid-related damages and deaths have actually continued to rise across the nation over the last few years,” the report states.

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