In The News

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Mina Tadrous is a pharmacist and researcher in Toronto who monitors pharmaceutical supplies. He said pharmacists are concerned about drugs such as life-saving inhalers that people might stockpile based on misinformation circulating about potential treatments for COVID-19.

March 27, 2020 | CBC News | News Article


What is the impact of an opioid prescribing guideline for dentists in Ontario?

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario introduced a new dental opioid prescribing guideline in November 2015. The [ODPRN] examined whether introduction of this guideline was associated with changes in opioid prescribing patterns.

January 15, 2020 | CDA Oasis | News Article | Associated Research


90,000 free naloxone kits distributed by Ontario pharmacies in under 2 years

“We assume that these people are friends and family of people who are at risk of an opioid overdose and want to have a naloxone kit on hand in case they are able to intervene to help save that person’s life,” said Dr. Tara Gomes

October 23, 2019 | CBC News | News Article | Associated Research


Overactive bladder drug may not increase risk for CV events

Patients with overactive bladder who were dispensed mirabegron did not have an increased risk for cardiovascular events compared with other treatments, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

July 15, 2019 | Cardiology Today | News Article | Associated Research


Nearly 400 people in Ontario died of opioid overdose last summer, says province

Meanwhile, a new report from the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network looked at 1,337 opioid-related deaths in the province from July 2017 to June 2018.

June 17, 2019 | CTV News | News Article | Associated Research


London area ranks third in province for naloxone distribution rate

Of the 147,303 publicly funded naloxone kits distributed across the province between July 2017 and June 2018, 8,657 were handed out in the Middlesex-London Health Unit coverage area — a rate of 1,813 per 100,000 people — a new study by the ODPRN says.

June 5, 2019 | The London Free Press | News Article | Associated Research


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