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Recent Research

Impact of Unrestricted Access to Pregabalin on the Use of Opioids and Other CNS-Active Medications: A Cross-Sectional Time Series Analysis

This study aims to identify the effect of expanded access on the rate of pregabalin use by publicly insured persons and to assess the characteristics of new patients initiating pregabalin following this expanded access.

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: Impact of Quantity Limits in Public Drug Formularies on Provincial Costs Across Canada

This study estimates the potential impact of blood glucose test strip quantity limits on utilization and expenditures across six provincial drug plans across Canada.

High-Dose Opioid Prescribing and Opioid-Related Hospitalization

This study investigates whether national clinical practice guidelines released in 2010 and provincial drug policy legislation implemented in 2011 impacted the prevalence of high-dose opioid prescribing and rates of hospital visits for opioid toxicity in Ontario.

Opioid Use and Related Adverse Events in Ontario

This report and associated interactive resources evaluate the variation in opioid prescribing, opioid-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and opioid-related deaths across Ontario’s 49 counties and 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

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