What we know about the growing use of prescription opioids in Ontario

Health Quality Ontario releases new report

Today, Health Quality Ontario released a new report that examines the use of prescription opioids in Ontario.

Despite the concerns and increasing awareness about the potential harms of opioids, the total number of prescriptions filled in Ontario continues to increase, and the opioids being prescribed have shifted toward stronger types like hydromorphone.

To learn more about these and other findings featured in 9 million prescriptions, visit www.hqontario.ca/OpioidPrescribing. Read the report.