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April 9, 2019
Last year, fewer opioid prescriptions were written in Canada, but the number of people hospitalized for opioid-related harms continued to climb. Explore the new data from our Opioid Reporting team on prescriptions, and on emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to opioids.
January 4, 2019
Information about recent and upcoming CIHI substance use releases, as well as new and notable initiatives from our partners.
December 6, 2018
Overview of 2 measures that are commonly used when analyzing prescription opioid utilization trends: defined daily dose (DDD) and morphine milligram equivalence (MME). 
October 10, 2018
Read this evaluation of NSIR-RT, which was pilot-tested by 28 cancer treatment centres. The report focuses on patient safety objectives, client support and the data quality of the RT incident pilot data.
June 19, 2018
This analysis examines Canadian trends in opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing between 2012 and 2017. It builds on the report Pan-Canadian Trends in the Prescribing of Opioids, 2012 to 2016.
June 19, 2018
These data tables are a companion product to Pan-Canadian Trends in the Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines, 2012 to 2017; the data is meant to help facilitate user research and analysis. 
May 18, 2018
A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.
May 17, 2018
A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.
May 17, 2018
These data tables examine the number and types of drugs prescribed and potentially inappropriate drug use among seniors in Canada.
May 17, 2018
Read this report to find out about the number and types of drugs prescribed, potentially inappropriate drug use and drug use in long-term care facilities among seniors in Canada.
May 17, 2018
Although seniors make up only 17% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for roughly 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs. Find out more about drug use among seniors in Canada on this page. 
May 14, 2018
Learn more about recent activities and newly available products from CIHI and other key organizations working in the field of substance use and surveillance.
November 22, 2017
The overall amount of opioids Canadians are getting in  prescriptions is dropping, while the number of prescriptions for the drugs is rising amid the opioid crisis, new CIHI data shows. 
February 8, 2017
Medications to include and not include in Section N1 of the interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities assessment. See the full list here.
October 19, 2016
Highlights of prescription drug data availability, recent analytic products and related reports.
September 2, 2016
A dictionary of available drug claim and coverage data, data elements and respective definitions.
July 22, 2016
Summary of public drug plan design and policy information for programs participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
July 22, 2016
Summary of policy and design changes to public drug plans participating in the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System.
May 9, 2016
An overview of information on prescription drug abuse available through CIHI's data holdings.
May 9, 2016
A guide to prescription drug claims data related to prescription drug abuse.
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