Opioids

Narcotics, or opioids, are often used to treat pain, including pain associated with work injuries. Yet, abuse of these painkillers has resulted in such a large increase in hospitalizations and deaths that the situation is called an “opioid epidemic.” IWH research looks at optimal opioid prescribing practices for physicians, as well as the use and effects of opioids related to the treatment of work-related injuries in particular.

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Opioid safety recommendations in adult palliative medicine: a North American Delphi expert consensus

Published: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, August 2021
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Assessment tools for problematic opioid use in palliative care: a scoping review

Published: Palliative Medicine, May 2021
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Cannabis use and work-related injuries: a cross-sectional analysis

Published: Occupational Medicine, October 2020
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Prescription opioid overdose and adverse effect hospitalisations among injured workers in eight states (2010-2014)

Published: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, July 2020