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Opioids Use and Misuse in Canada, Ontario Drug Policy Research Network

March 9, 2015

1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST)

The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN) has been conducting population-based research on opioids safety and utilization in Ontario since 2008. The key objective of the ODPRN’s studies is to provide evidence to inform discussions regarding the safe and appropriate use of opioids.

In this free webinar, presenters from the ODPRN will discuss the findings of their real-world research on:

  • Opioid utilization patterns in Ontario and across Canada.
  • Safety concerns surrounding escalating use and dose, including provincial rates of opioid-related mortality.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the ODPRN’s studies and the policy, clinical and public health implications of their opioids research.

Presenters: Tara Gomes  and David Juurlink

For more information or to register, please visit

About the ODPRN

The ODPRN provides timely, high quality, drug policy relevant research to decision makers. In collaboration with The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), they possess the capacity to conduct research to determine real-world drug utilization, safety, effectiveness, and costs of drugs.