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We examined the impact of the publicly funded Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies (ONPP), implemented in June 2016, on provincial rates of opioid overdose deaths.

Original research | 2022
Harm reduction, Policy/Regulatory, Mortality, Overdose, Wrap-around services

This study aimed to characterize the prevalence of and the factors associated with a perceived decline in the quality of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic among community-recruited cohorts of PWUD

Original research | 2022
Overdose, Safer supply, About PWUD, Illegal drugs, Stimulants

We sought to determine whether residential relocation (defined as sleeping in a different place in the past 30 days) is associated with health outcomes in a sample of people who inject drugs (PWID)

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Illegal drugs, Housing, Outcomes, Justice system/law enforcement

To review interventions to reduce long term opioid treatment in people with chronic non-cancer pain, considering efficacy on dose reduction and discontinuation, pain, function, quality of life, wit

Lit review | 2022
Chronic pain, About prescribers

The study aims were to describe methamphetamine/amphetamine (MA/A) use among patients treated for OUD with buprenorphine/naloxone (BUP-NX) or extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), and to explore as

Original research | 2022
Stimulants, About PWUD, Illegal drugs
Guide or handbook | 2022
Safer supply, Clinical guidance, About prescribers
Video | 2022
Harm reduction, About PWUD, Indigenous
Vidéo | 2022
la réduction des méfaits, les drogues illégales, À propos des personnes qui utilisent des drogues
Video | 2022
Harm reduction, Illegal drugs, About PWUD

No systematic assessment of the scientific literature on the associations between nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) and health outcomes has yet been undertaken.

Lit review | 2022
About PWUD, Mental health, Overdose, Mortality, Illegal drugs, Crime
Guide or handbook | 2017
About prescribers

This study aimed to document short-term changes in behaviours and health-related indicators among PWUD in Montreal, Canada following declaration of a provincial health emergency in Quebec.

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Illegal drugs, Housing, Wrap-around services, SCS/OPS

Naloxone is a key prevention strategy yet estimates of its administration are limited.

Original research | 2022
Overdose, Mortality, About PWUD, Outcomes, Harm reduction

We assessed the impact of COVID-19, which includes the declaration of a state of emergency and subsequent release of pandemic-specific OAT guidance on the prevalence of OAT discontinuation.

Original research | 2022
Transitions in care/treatment, Mortality, Substitution, About PWUD, Outcomes

We aim to determine whether non-fatal overdose followed the same pattern as fatal overdose, comparing the first 4 weeks of treatment and treatment cessation

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Overdose, Mortality, Transitions in care/treatment, Outcomes

The aim of this study is to identify youth-centered opportunities for improving opioid treatment services.

Original research | 2022
Youth, Barriers and enablers, About PWUD
Commentary | 2018
Overdose, Policy/Regulatory, Decriminalization/legalization, Indigenous, Equity

In this study, we characterize barriers to pharmacy-based naloxone uptake among potential opioid overdose “bystanders” (friends or family of people who use opioids) that may be amenable to interven

Original research | 2022
Harm reduction, Overdose, Barriers and enablers, About pharmacists, Stigma

We used segmented regression analyses to evaluate the joint effects of the provincial COVID-19 emergency declaration, federal OAT exemptions, and interim treatment guidance—all implemented between

Original research | 2022
Transitions in care/treatment, Policy/Regulatory, Evidence base, Outcomes, Overdose, Mortality, About PWUD

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