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Measuring the Burden of Opioid-related Mortality in Ontario, Canada

Gomes, Tara, PhD; Greaves, Simon, MSc; Tadrous, Mina, PharmD, PhD; Mamdani, Muhammad M., PharmD, MA, MPH; Paterson, J. Michael, MSc; Juurlink, David N., MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000412
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Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka

Shing Knowledge Institute

St. Michael's Hospital

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka

Shing Knowledge Institute

St. Michael's Hospital

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

The Sunnybrook Research Institute

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Send correspondence to Tara Gomes, PhD, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8. E-mail: GomesT@smh.ca

Received 28 November, 2017

Accepted 24 February, 2018

Funding: This study was funded by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and also the Ontario Strategy for Patient-Orientated Research (SPOR) Support Unit, which is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Province of Ontario. This study was also supported by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). The opinions, results, and conclusions reported in this paper are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources. No endorsement by ICES, the SPOR Unit, or the Ontario MOHLTC is intended or should be inferred.

Conflicts of interest: MM has received honoraria from Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Bayer. TG, DJ, and MM have received unrestricted grant funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Tara Gomes had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

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