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Human Studies

2021 May 31

Clin J Pain

Impact of the Opioid Epidemic and Associated Prescribing Restrictions on People who Live with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Canada.


Kaboré J-L, Pagé GM, Martel M O, Dassieu L, Hudspith M, Moor G, Sutton K, Roy J-S, Williamson OD, Choinière M
Clin J Pain. 2021 May 31.
PMID: 34054062.


Little is known about the consequences of the opioid epidemic on people living with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). This study examined this issue in people who lived in the most impacted province by opioid overdoses in Canada (British Columbia (BC)) or one of the least impacted (Quebec (QC)), and examined the factors associated with opioid use.