Share of retail Rx oral solid opioids vs. all drugs in Canada 2017 by province

In 2017, oral solid opioid prescriptions in British Columbia accounted for 12 percent of the total amount of prescriptions for oral solid opioids in Canada, while the share was eight percent for all Rx drugs.

Percentage of retail prescriptions for oral solid opioids and all drugs in Canada in 2017, by province

Oral solid opioidsAll drugs
Ontario42%32%
Quebec21%43%
British Columbia12%8%
Alberta12%7%
Manitoba4%3%
Saskatchewan3%2%
Nova Scotia2%2%
New Brunswick2%2%
Newfoundland and Labrador2%1%
Prince Edward Island*1%1%
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Includes retail sales in public, private, and out-of-pocket markets.

* Prince Edward Island: Less than one percent share for both oral solid opioids and all drugs recorded.

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