Exploratory Research - Prescription Opioid Use Among Alberta Patients

News Release

July 19, 2018

(EDMONTON) Discussions between patients and their physicians about the use of opioids to manage pain are relatively common in Alberta, although fewer patients actually receive a prescription according to a recent survey conducted by Among those who received a prescription opioid for pain from their physician, a bare majority required a second prescription for their condition. Though a small percentage of Alberta patients report that they or someone in their family has had an issue or complication related to opioid use, the incidence of complications warrants additional research with patients.

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