Recent Research from the ODPRN

Landscape of Prescription Stimulant Use: Patterns, trends and geographic variation in Ontario, Canada

This report, led by the ODPRN Citizens’ Panel, describes patterns of prescription stimulant use in Ontario over time, by age and gender, and explores how the use of these medications differs across the province.

Interprovincial variation of psychotropic prescriptions dispensed to older Canadian adults

This study describes the interprovincial variation in dispensing rates of psychotropic medications in older Canadians.

The Opioid Chapters: An Ontario Drug Policy Research Network and Healthy Debate Project

The Opioid Chapters features 11 stories of people whose lives have been profoundly affected by opioids. A joint project of the ODPRN and the website Healthy Debate, this multimedia online series features powerful first-person narratives from people who take opioids for chronic pain, those with an opioid use disorder, and providers who work with both.

Contributions of prescribed and non-prescribed opioids to opioid related deaths: Population based cohort study in Ontario, Canada

This study describes the contribution of prescribed and nonprescribed opioids to all opioid-related deaths in Ontario.

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