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In general, there is concern that heterogeneity of a drug mixture adds significant uncertainty when using drug checking results based on a small subsamples.

Original research | 2024
Illegal drugs, Drug checking

We conducted a survey of U.S. state policies that utilize criminal or civil legal system penalties to address prenatal drug use.

Lit review | 2024
Policy/Regulatory, Legal system/law enforcement, Parents/caregivers, About PWUD

We used ethnographic methods to understand the ways in which a sanctioned OPS, situated in a multi-service center, impacts the lives of people who use drugs (PWUD).

Original research | 2024
SCS/OPS, Wrap-around services

This study identified and qualitatively analyzed Reddit content about structural stigma toward opioid use.

Original research | 2024
Stigma, About PWUD

Pandemic income support payments have been speculatively linked to an increased incidence of illicit drug poisoning (overdose). However, existing research is limited.

Original research | 2024
About PWUD, Overdose, Mortality, Social services

We explored the implementation of a needle and syringe program integrated into a large urban tertiary hospital in Western Canada.

Original research | 2024
About PWUD, Injecting drugs, Hospitals, Policy/Regulatory

Our objective was to describe early implementation of Risk Mitigation Guidance (RMG) among prescribers in BC.

Original research | 2024
Safer supply, Policy/Regulatory, About prescribers, Rural/remote, Barriers and enablers, Hesitancy of prescribers

This study seeks to understand the experiences of people who completed a clinical trial of lisdexamfetamine for the treatment of acute methamphetamine withdrawal.

Original research | 2024
Withdrawal, About PWUD, Stimulants, Substitution/OAT

Our objective is to identify profiles based on missed intervention points (touchpoints) to inform prevention of future older adult unintentional overdose deaths.

Original research | 2024
Overdose, Mortality, Sex/Gender , Equity, Chronic pain

We assessed the temporal impact of three population-level interventions on the use of opioid agonist treatment (OAT) during pregnancy in Ontario, Canada.

Original research | 2024
Substitution/OAT, Parents/caregivers

We sought to describe and compare characteristics and circumstances of opioid toxicity deaths across ethno-racial groups.

Original research | 2024
Mortality, Equity, About PWUD

Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) is a treatment modality targeted at the most marginalised people who use drugs, at high risk of mortality and morbidity.

Original research | 2024
Safer supply, Evidence base

The objective of this study, therefore, was to identify/explain the most salient attitudes toward extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX; Vivitrol®) as a form of OUD treatment among African Americans.

Original research | 2024
Equity, Substitution/OAT, About PWUD

The present analysis describes correlates of nonfatal overdose among a large multistate sample of rural PWUD.

Original research | 2024
Overdose, Housing, Rural/remote
Letter | 2018
Youth, Policy/Regulatory, About PWUD

This quality improvement project aimed to address the barrier of physician education in the implementation of buprenorphine initiation in the emergency department and presents a model for resident-

Original research | 2024
About prescribers, Hospitals, Substitution/OAT

We evaluated the efficacy of multiple manufacturing lots of a fentanyl test strip (FTS) to detect fentanyl and fentanyl analogs and assessed cross-reactivity with possible interferences.

Original research | 2024
Drug checking

We evaluated the effectiveness of a novel continuous pulse oximetry protocol aimed at allowing physical distancing (as required by COVID-19, secluded spaces, and to avoid staff exposure to vaporize

Original research | 2024
SCS/OPS, Workplace, Harm reduction, About PWUD

Harm reduction (HR) is a critical response to the pronounced toxicity deaths being experienced in Canada.

Original research | 2024
Harm reduction, Policy/Regulatory, Workplace

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