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This paper presents the work of an ongoing international collaboration of organizations advocating legal regulation and some of the knowledge translation tools used to educate and engage the public on
Commentary | 2020
Overview of the safe supply/covid-19 risk mitigation guidance in BC (April 2020)
Slide deck | 2020
Clinical guidance, Policy/Regulatory, Safer supply, About prescribers, Stimulants, Substitution/OAT, Transitions in care/treatment
The purpose of this paper is to conduct a cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of this SIF using secondary data gathered and analysed in 2008.
Original research | 2010
Evidence base, Advocacy, Social benefits, SCS/OPS
This study explored the acceptability of, and barriers and facilitators to, embedding a pilot physical healthcare service within a community-based drug service in the United Kingdom (Bristol, England)
Original research | 2022
Wrap-around services, Social services, Barriers and enablers, Stigma
Describes a city-wide COVID-19 care model for the homeless population
Case study | 2020
Harm reduction, Social services, Housing
Response to Tyndall 2020 (A safer drug supply…)
Letter | 2020
Hesitancy of prescribers , About prescribers
This study examines patient correlates of buprenorphine retention and whether an integrated, interdisciplinary treatment model (buprenorphine and behavioral health) is associated with higher odds of b
Original research | 2021
About prescribers, Outcomes, Substitution/OAT, Mental health
In Canada, restrictions on BUP-NX prescribing were relaxed in 2016, which may have had an effect on rates of diversion and non-prescribed use.
Original research | 2022
Hesitancy of prescribers , About PWUD, Substitution/OAT, Diversion
The current study examined how COVID-19 has impacted substance use supply and use characteristics among a national cohort of PWUD in Canada.
Original research | 2021
Overdose, Evidence base, Harm reduction, Policy/Regulatory, Safer supply, Advocacy, About PWUD
Our aim was to develop a filter that efficiently removes spore-forming bacteria and is also likely to be acceptable for use by people who inject drugs (i.e. quick, simple and not spoil the hit).
Original research | 2016
Harm reduction, Safer supply, About PWUD, Injecting drugs
Philadelphia launched a Police Assisted Diversion (PAD) program to address the highest rates of poverty, incarceration, and fatal overdose among large cities in the U.S.
Original research | 2022
Social services, Housing, Crime, Justice system/law enforcement, Illegal drugs

The key goal of this guide is to help harm reduction organizations and drug policy advocates hire and work with active drug users

Guidelines | 2010
Policy/Regulatory, About PWUD, Workplace, Substitution/OAT, Peer/PWLLE program involvement, Harm reduction
For PWID, intersectional experiences of stigma and other social vulnerabilities may influence their experiences navigating medical care.
Original research | 2021
About pharmacists, About PWUD, Barriers and enablers, Poverty, Illegal drugs, Stigma
Webpage | 2020
Safer supply, Advocacy
this study aimed to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ2S youth at risk of, and experiencing, homelessness in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada and surrounding areas.
Original research | 2021
About PWUD, Housing, Youth, 2SLGBTQI+
To identify implementation barriers and facilitators to the adoption and implementation of programs that provide opioid agonist treatments (OAT) with methadone and buprenorphine to treat opioid use di
Original research | 2021
Safer supply, About prescribers, Justice system/law enforcement, Substitution/OAT
Experts running safer supply programs in Ontario provide an overview of their programs; program participants share experiences
Archived webinar | 2020
Safer supply, About prescribers, About PWUD
Dr. Mark Tyndall presents about MySafe - an innovative safe supply project which uses biometric dispensing technology to provide registered users with safe supply hydromophone
Archived webinar | 2020
Overdose, Safer supply
We aimed to estimate Canadian national time trends in opioid-related mortality from 2000 to 2017 and opioid-related hospitalization and emergency department visits between 2000 and 2012.
Original research | 2021
Overdose, Mortality, Evidence base, Hospitals

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