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Scientific Director Dr. Jason Busse

 

A Message from the Director

Welcome to the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre. In collaboration with patient partners, clinical experts and methodologists, one of the National Pain Centre's primary functions is to develop, update and disseminate clinical practice guidelines for pain management.

- Jason Busse, DC, PhD




News

COVID-19 is a virus that has hit hard on almost every nation worldwide. The effect of this pandemic in the United States has started to lead to a growing problem, the increased risk of opioid overdoses. The opioid epidemic has increased in the midst of the pandemic in various areas, and certain key factors play a role in how the epidemic is being affected by COVID-19. This video will explain those factors, as well as delve deeper into certain communities that are being affected by these limitations.

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References
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  • Banerjee, D., & Nair, V. S. (2020). “The Untold Side of COVID-19”: struggle and perspectives of the sexual minorities. Journal of Psychosexual Health, 2(2), 113-120.
  • Becker, W. C., & Fiellin, D. A. (2020). When Epidemics Collide: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Opioid Crisis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 173(1), 59–60. https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-1210
  • Chiappini, S., Guirguis, A., John, A., Corkery, J. M., & Schifano, F. (2020). COVID-19: The Hidden Impact on Mental Health and Drug Addiction. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11(767), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00767
  • Haley, D.F., & Saitz, R. (2020). The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Journal of American Medical Association. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18543
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  • Parshley, L. (2020, April 21). The pandemic may fuel the next wave of the opioid crisis. National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/sc...
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  • Schuler, M. S., Dick, A. W., & Stein, B. D. (2019). Sexual minority disparities in opioid misuse, perceived heroin risk and heroin access among a national sample of US adults. Drug and alcohol dependence, 201, 78-84.
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