There’s no silver bullet solution to solve the opioid crisis, but our health-care system can make strides forward.
Learn how e-prescribing can help prevent opioid fraud and misuse.
Canada is the second largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids in the world. 53 opioid prescriptions are filled for every 100 Canadians.
Prescribed opioids are a factor in the crisis. 37% of patients admitted to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reported receiving opioids solely from physician prescriptions.
An estimated 2 in 5 prescribers are never notified of a patient’s drug misuse, or notified after the patient picks up the prescription.
An estimated 4,000 deaths in Canada were related to opioids in 2017.
High numbers of Canadians have unused opioids following surgery, resulting in a surplus of opioids in medicine cabinets across the country that can be stolen or diverted.
With e-prescribing, clinicians can prescribe opioids in small quantities, knowing that more can be prescribed remotely if needed.
PrescribeIT™ transmits prescription data via an encrypted two-factor authentication process. Prescription details are auto-populated directly into the pharmacy software from a doctor’s electronic medical record, preventing the fraud and misuse associated with handwritten and faxed prescriptions.