Non-medical use of prescription opioids and public health in Canada: an urgent call for research and interventions development.

@article{Fischer2008NonmedicalUO,
  title={Non-medical use of prescription opioids and public health in Canada: an urgent call for research and interventions development.},
  author={Benedikt Fischer and J. D. Daniel Rehm and Brian Goldman and Svetlana Popova},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={
          182-4
        }
}
While the public health problem of psychoactive drug use is well recognized, the emerging phenomenon of non-medical use of prescription opioids has been largely ignored in Canada. Most evidence on this issue and related harms in North America to date come from the United States (US), where the prevalence of non-medical opioid use in key populations, as well as related morbidity and mortality, recently have risen substantially. Also, given the increases in the overall consumption of prescription… CONTINUE READING

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