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Tamper-resistant drugs cannot solve the opioid crisis.

Leece P, Orkin AM, Kahan M. Tamper-resistant drugs cannot solve the opioid crisis. CMAJ. 2015;187(10):717-718. doi:10.1503/cmaj.150329.

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January 18, 2017
Leece P, Orkin AM, Kahan M. CMAJ. 2015;187:717-718.

Health care organizations have implemented various strategies to address the opioid epidemic. This commentary explains why use of tamper-resistant drug formulations to avert opioid-related harm is unlikely to work and may hinder policy-focused solutions to improve opioid prescribing and use.

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Leece P, Orkin AM, Kahan M. Tamper-resistant drugs cannot solve the opioid crisis. CMAJ. 2015;187(10):717-718. doi:10.1503/cmaj.150329.