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In this podcast, Dr. Evan Wood and Dr. Keith Ahamad discuss the new guideline on management of opioid use disorder published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. Wood and Dr. Ahamad are two specialists who work in the thick of the opioid crisis. They are also two of the authors of the guideline. They discuss the recommendations on how to treat opioid addiction and they offer insight into systemic issues at play. Here is the timing of the questions they discuss: 2:43 What is the current landscape in Canada in terms of the opioid crisis? 5:20 What does this guideline cover? What is the scope and who is it for? 9:41 How was the guideline developed? How did the group ensure there were no conflicts of interest? 12:23 What are the recommendations? 17:55 More on the recommendation of slow release oral morphine 27:16 What is the number one intervention that needs to be rolled out? 30:36 What are the next steps? 33:49 More on prescription heroin 39:32 What should happen at the federal level to help the opioid crisis and addictions as a whole? Dr. Evan Wood is an addiction medicine specialist and director of the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. Dr. Keith Ahamad is an addiction medicine physician at St-Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and is a clinician-researcher at the BC Centre on Substance Use. Full guideline article (open access): www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170958 ----------------------------------- Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Instacast, or your favourite aggregator. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page or you can visit www.cmaj.ca/page/multimedia/podcasts.


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