New insights into the country’s opioid crisis

Interview with Dr. Julie Bruneau for Radio-Canada. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only)

Cannabis Legalization : Research Should Experience a New Growth

Interview with Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad for Radio-Canada. Click here to listen to the interview (in French only)

Les grands oubliés de la douleur chronique – Le devoir

In Quebec, one in five people suffers from chronic pain, an invisible disease that often lives in loneliness and the health system is disarmed in many ways. Click here to read the article (French only).

Montrealer heads clinical trial of opioid treatment options – Montreal Gazette

Montreal psychiatrist Didier Jutras-Aswad is heading the first-ever national clinical trial – the OPTIMA trial-  to study how patients addicted to opioids respond to different treatments in real-life situations. Click here to read the article.

Nova Scotia sees rise in demand for drug treatment amid opioid crisis – Global News

Interview with Cindy McIssac, executive director at Direction 180, a community-based methadone clinic in Halifax. Click here to see the interview.

Le CHUM s’attaque au Fentanyl – NVL

Interview with Dr. Didier Jutras-Aswad regarding the OPTIMA trial. Click here to see the interview (French only).

La crise des opioïdes s’aggrave au Canada – Le Devoir

Quebec is still absent from the national picture of the opioid crisis. Data from the rest of Canada shows that the crisis is worsening. More than 4,000 people may have died in 2017 following an opioid overdose, if the trend continues, this year’s assessment will exceed that of 2016, revised upward to 2861 deaths, says […]

Government of Canada addressing the opioid crisis through research – MedIndia

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, met with researchers with the Quebec- Maritimes Node team of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) in Montreal today. This research team is working to advance the Government of Canada’s response to the ongoing opioid crisis. Click here to read the full article.

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