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Canadian Pain Society: Position statement on opioid analgesics in Pain Management - 2018 Update
 CPS Position Statement on Opioid Analgesics in Pain Management – 2018 Update
Opioid Resources and Guidelines

Opioids and Pain Management Fact Sheet from the Canadian Pain Society (June 2018)

2017 Guideline for Opioid Therapy and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (May 8, 2017)

2017 Draft Recommendations for the Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (Jan. 30, 2017)

The Opioid Crisis in Canada (Canadian Public Health Association Position Statement, Dec. 2016)

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (April 20, 2010)

Letter and Report from Canadian Chronic Pain Patient (Nov. 17, 2016)

The Opioid Pendulum and the Need for Better Pain Care (Mary Lynch, May 3, 2016)

Joint Action Plan to Address the Opioid Crisis

Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis (Nov. 19, 2016)

CPS Commitment to Joint Action Plan (Nov. 18, 2016)

CPS Progress Report - Joint Statement of Action (Updated September 2017)

Report from the Opioid Summit (Campbell, F., President Elect, Canadian Pain Society, Nov. 2016)


Preventing Opioid Harms through Patient Education (August 1st, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

 Mobile Apps

My Opioid Manager

 Editorials & Commentaries

Patients say limited access to prescribed opiates (CTV News Toronto, July 21, 2017)

Should opioids be prescribed? We hear from a patient and a doctor (CBC's Metro Morning, July 11, 2017) 

Doctors 'gun shy' to prescribe opioids hurting those in pain, say experts (CBC News, June 22, 2017)

The puzzle of pain: Opioids are killing some, but saving others (CBC Radio, May 30, 2017)

'Silent epidemic': How a doctor is changing the way we treat pain (CBC's The Current, May 30, 2017)

The Other Victims of the Opioid Epidemic (Susan A. Glod, June 1, 2017)

New Canadian guidance on opioid use for chronic pain: necessary but not sufficient (Andrea D. Furlan & Owen Williamson, May 8, 2017)

"One Size Fits All" Doesn't Fit When It Comes to Long-Term Opioid Use for People with Chronic Pain (M.E. Lynch and J. Katz, May 4, 2017)

Breaking the Chronic Pain Cycle (Clarke, H., Nov. 14, 2014)

Government Strategies and Communications

The New Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (Cliques ici pour la version Française) (Dec. 2016)

Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (Infographic) (Cliques ici pour la version Française) (Dec. 2016)

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Reminder Notice Regarding Upcoming Changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Funding of Opioid Medications (Dec. 22, 2016)

Partnership Letter from Minister of Health (Dec. 12, 2016)

Government of Canada announces new comprehensive drug strategy supported by proposed legislative changes (Cliques ici pour la version Française) (Dec. 12, 2016)

Streamlining Applications for Supervised Consumption Sites (Cliquez ici pour la version Française) (Dec. 2016)

Action to Reduce the Supply of Illicit Opioids and Other Drugs (Cliquez ici pour la version Francaise) (Dec. 2016)

Modernizing Legislation to Reduce the Risk of Diversion of Controlled Substances (Cliquez ici  pour la version Francaise (Dec. 2016)

Let the Canadian Pain Society know what actions you are taking that align with the CPS' Commitments to the Joint Action Plan.