Our new study published in the Canadian Journal of Addiction found plateauing rates of new starts of opioid analgesics in British Columbia in 2018-2019. We wanted to find out how many and what kind of opioid prescriptions were started to opioid naïve patients by family physicians in British Columbia. (more…)
Physician scientists help advance the science of addiction medicine, yet prior studies have not looked at better ways of increasing publication productivity of early-career physicians working in this field.
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