‘Safer opioid distribution’ as an essential public health intervention for opioid mortality crisis

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Highlights:

  • Canada experiences excessive opioid mortality, mainly from toxic opioid exposure.
  • Many interventions have been implemented, but are limited in reach and impact.
  • ‘Safer opioid distribution’ (SOD) is a crucial preventive measure for overdose.
  • SOD needs to be implemented for a large, ‘at-risk’ opioid user population.
  • Other community-based public health interventions may guide SOD organization.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S266653522030015X?via%3Dihub

About Peter Kim

Strategic Communications Manager, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition