Cannabis associated with reduced fentanyl exposure in Vancouver study

Patients who used cannabis and underwent opioid agonist therapy in Vancouver had a significantly lower risk of being exposed to fentanyl, according to a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.However, an addiction specialist told Healio Primary Care that study design flaws limit how the results can be interpreted.The study took place in Vancouver, which opened a legally supervised drug injection site in 2003. Researchers analyzed data from 819 adults who used drugs and in the past 6 months underwent opioid agonist therapy (OAT) — either methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone,Read More

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