DOI: 10.1177/1715163516671968
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Abstract: We are in the midst of an opioid crisis in Canada. In Ontario over the past 2 decades, there has been a 2-fold increase in opioid-related deaths, mostly in younger people aged 25 to 54 years. 1 Of particular concern in these deaths is the increasing role of prescription opioids such as fentanyl and illicit opioids such as heroin and fentanyl analogues. In fact, every 3 days, at least 1 Canadian dies from a fentanyl overdose. 2 The dramatic increase in opioid deaths is raising serious concerns about how we can … Show more

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