Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not as visible in adults, it’s consequences are more serious.
Many Canadian adults are finding it difficult to access the medications that can help manage their symptoms and bring them better quality of life.
More than one in 10 people prescribed an opioid painkiller will remain on the drug for months and a significant number will die from an overdose, new Canadian research reveals.
The use of anti-psychotic drugs by seniors in their own homes and other community settings in Ontario has increased 26 per cent in only five years. The new research was part of a drug class review of atypical anti-psychotics, which included an analysis of existing studies, interviews with caregivers and health professionals and an epidemiologic analysis.
Patients newly prescribed warfarin are at a three times higher risk of ischemic stroke in the first 30 days.
The number of babies born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal because of their mother’s use of the medications has increased in Ontario over the last two decades, reflecting increased prescribing of the potent and addictive pain killers.
An analysis of Ontario coroner’s reports by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network showed that codeine played a role in 1,870 fatalities between 1991 and 2010 – but there is no way of knowing how many might be linked to non-prescription codeine.