Opioid overdoses linked to higher prescription rates in B.C.
Strong painkillers known as prescription opioids appear to be overprescribed in some regions of B.C., resulting in higher rates of overdose and death, according to a new study from UBC.
Oct 28, 2015
Prescription database helps check use of addictive drugs: UBC research
A centralized prescription network providing real-time information to pharmacists in British Columbia resulted in dramatic reductions in inappropriate prescriptions for opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines, widely used and potentially addictive drugs, according to research by a University of British Columbia epidemiologist.
Sep 4, 2012