Trends and changes in prescription opioid analgesic dispensing in Canada 2005–2012: an update with a focus on recent interventions

@inproceedings{Fischer2014TrendsAC,
  title={Trends and changes in prescription opioid analgesic dispensing in Canada 2005–2012: an update with a focus on recent interventions},
  author={Benedikt Fischer and Wayne Jones and J{\"u}rgen Rehm},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Prescription opioid analgesic (POA) utilization has steeply increased globally, yet is far higher in established market economies than elsewhere. Canada features the world's second-highest POA consumption rates. Following increases in POA-related harm, several POA control interventions have been implemented since 2010. METHODS We examined trends and patterns in POA dispensing in Canada by province for 2005-2012, including a focus on the potential effects of interventions. Data on… CONTINUE READING
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