Share of oral solid opioids total retail Rx and sales in Canada 2017, by province

In 2017, oral solid opioid prescriptions in the province of British Columbia accounted for four percent of all drug prescriptions in this province. On the other hand, Rx retail sales from oral solid opioids made up nearly two percent of total retail Rx sales in British Columbia.

Percentage of total retail prescriptions and sales for oral solid opioids in Canada in 2017, by province

Share of prescriptionsShare of sales
British Columbia4%1.9%
New Brunswick3.1%1.9%
Newfoundland and Labrador3.4%2.3%
Nova Scotia3%1.9%
Prince Edward Island*3.6%2.3%
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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

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

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