Opiod deaths in Ontario out number traffic related deaths
New research by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network has found opioid-related deaths in Ontario now out number people killed in motor vehicle accidents in the province each year.
It found more than two people a day are dying in Ontario from opioid-related overdoses.
The study's lead author, Tara Gomes of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, says prior to 2012, oxycodone was the most common cause of opioid-related deaths, but by 2015, it was fentanyl.
And more than 80 per cent of all opioid-related deaths were accidental.
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