Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Like many organizations across the country, CADTH has made addressing the opioid crisis a top priority. In the last year, we have delivered a large body of evidence to inform decisions on effectively treating opioid use disorder and how we use drug and non-drug interventions to help patients manage pain. But in doing so, we’ve also revealed some significant gaps in the evidence — areas where evidence is needed but where little or no high-quality evidence can be found.
Knowing where these gaps in the evidence exist can help researchers and research funding bodies better focus their efforts on opioid research and the management of pain.