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Landscape of Prescription Stimulant Use: Patterns, trends and geographic variation in Ontario, Canada [2018]

Stimulants are a class of medications approved in Canada for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleeping disorders (e.g. narcolepsy). The objective of this report is to describe patterns of prescription stimulant use in Ontario over time, by age and gender, and to explore how the use of these medications differs across the province.

This research report is a project identified by the ODPRN Citizens’ Panel (CP) as being of joint interest to policymakers, researchers and the general public. The CP members identified the research questions of interest, chose the measures to be included in the report, provided interpretations on study findings and reviewed the final report.

Ontario Drug Policy Research Network

September 25, 2018