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Time to stop over-prescribing antipsychotics to adults with developmental disabilities

A recent study has shown that a large number of developmentally disabled adults prescribed antipsychotics do not have the diagnoses for which these drugs are approved.

October 13, 2017 | Toronto Star | News Article | Associated Research


1 in 5 opioid-related deaths in Ontario involve alcohol, study suggests

A new study out today shows that alcohol may be a factor in one in five opioid-related deaths in Ontario.

August 31, 2017 | CBC News | News Article | Associated Research


Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed antipsychotics

Thousands of people with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic medication by Ontario doctors despite a lack of evidence that the drugs actually help them, a new study has found.

August 23, 2017 | Toronto Star | News Article | Associated Research


Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller doses: study

Pharmacies in Ontario are filling a growing number of prescriptions for opioids, but a new report from the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network suggests this may actually reflect safer prescribing practices.

August 22, 2017 | The Globe and Mail | News Article | Associated Research


Small pool of doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction: study

A small proportion of Ontario doctors who treat people battling opioid addictions prescribe the majority of the medications used to treat the disorder, a study has found, raising concerns about the quality of patient care and access to therapy.

July 19, 2017 | National Post | News Article | Associated Research


Two people die every day in Ontario of opioid-related causes, research shows

Ontario has seen an almost fourfold jump in the rate of opioid-related deaths over the past 25 years, according to a report published Thursday.

April 20, 2017 | Toronto Star | News Article | Associated Research


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