Ontario launches online tool making opioid data public.


Ontario has launched a website that makes opioid-related data available to health-care workers and the public after being criticized over a lack of up-to-date data on opioids.

Health Minister Eric Hoskins says 412 people died as a result of opioid overdoses in the first six months of 2016, compared with 371 during the same time period in 2015 – an 11 per cent increase.

The new opioid-tracking website will help health-care workers and policy makers better understand the scope and scale of the opioid problem, says Health Minister.