Posts Tagged: opioids

Controlled-release opioid may be leading to heart infections in persons who inject drugs

January 23, 2020

A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis, a serious…

Injection of opioids linked to significant increase in bacterial heart infections

January 28, 2019

People who inject drugs are at a high risk for a number of health issues. In a new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers discovered…