Recent Research from the ODPRN

Measuring the impacts of the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign on Canadian community utilization of oral antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: a time-series analysis from 2015 to 2019

This study explored the impact of the Using Antibiotics Wisely primary care campaign on antibiotic utilization in Canada and found little overall change in antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in recent years.

Trends and outcomes of serious complications associated with non-fatal opioid overdoses in Ontario, Canada

This study found a substantial increase in the rate of serious complications due to opioid overdoses and a high degree of healthcare use and risk of death in the following year.

Ontario Prescription Opioid Tool Update

This tool allows public access to data related to indicators for opioid prescribing and naloxone distribution in the province. The tool is interactive and all data displayed are available for download. This quarterly update includes yearly data up to 2020 and monthly data up to March 2021.

COVID-19 Ontario Prescription Drug Utilization Tool Update

This tool provides public access to interactive data on drug utilization in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. This update includes data up to March 2021.

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