David Juurlink

David Juurlink (born New Glasgow, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian pharmacologist and internal medicine doctor.wikipedia
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Addiction Rare in Patients Treated with Narcotics

A letter
In June 2017, he published a letter analyzing citations to "Addiction Rare in Patients Treated with Narcotics", a 1980 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that has often been cited to claim that opioids like OxyContin are rarely addictive.
For example, the lead author of the 2017 bibliographic analysis, David Juurlink, has stated that he thinks the letter's appearance in a prestigious journal helped convince doctors that opioids were safe, saying, "I think it's fair to say that this letter went quite a long way."

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

New GlasgowPriestvilleNew Glasgow, NS
David Juurlink (born New Glasgow, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian pharmacologist and internal medicine doctor.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook HospitalToronto (Sunnybrook Medical Centre) HeliportSunnybrook Medical Centre
He is head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology division at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, as well as a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Toronto

Toronto, OntarioToronto, CanadaToronto, ON
He is head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology division at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, as well as a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Ontario

Ontario, CanadaONProvince of Ontario
He is head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology division at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, as well as a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

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He is head of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology division at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, as well as a medical toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Drug interaction

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He is known for researching adverse effects caused by drug interactions, with some of this research funded by a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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He is known for researching adverse effects caused by drug interactions, with some of this research funded by a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

Opioid

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He has been very critical of his fellow physicians' regular prescribing of dangerous opioids like Tramadol and fentanyl.

Tramadol

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He has been very critical of his fellow physicians' regular prescribing of dangerous opioids like Tramadol and fentanyl.

Fentanyl

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He has been very critical of his fellow physicians' regular prescribing of dangerous opioids like Tramadol and fentanyl.

Oxycodone

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In June 2017, he published a letter analyzing citations to "Addiction Rare in Patients Treated with Narcotics", a 1980 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that has often been cited to claim that opioids like OxyContin are rarely addictive.