The effect of prescription opioid injection on the risk of non-fatal overdose among people who inject drugs.

@article{Lake2015TheEO,
  title={The effect of prescription opioid injection on the risk of non-fatal overdose among people who inject drugs.},
  author={Stephanie Lake and Kanna Hayashi and Jane A Buxton and Michael-John Milloy and Huiru Dong and Evan Wood and Julio S. G. Montaner and Thomas Kerr},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2015},
  volume={156},
  pages={297-303}
}
OBJECTIVES Prescription opioid (PO) use by people who inject drugs (PWID) is a growing public health concern. Non-fatal overdose remains a leading source of morbidity among PWID, however, little is known about the relationship between PO injection and non-fatal overdose in this population. In this study we sought to examine the impact of PO injection on non-fatal overdose among PWID from Vancouver, Canada. METHODS Data were derived from two open prospective cohorts of PWID for the period of… CONTINUE READING