How a powdered fentanyl program has improved a client's quality of life.

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Date: May 16, 2022
From: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal(Vol. 194, Issue 19)
Publisher: CMA Impact Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 556 words
Lexile Measure: 840L

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I've tried titrated injectable opioid therapies and none of them worked, so when they came out with the powdered fentanyl program, I thought I'd give it a try. So far it seems to be working pretty good. I've been on it for about 2 months.

You can come to SAFER [Safer Alternatives for Emergency Response program] up to 4 times a day. Sometimes I come a couple of times, sometimes all 4. Night is the only time where I'm finding I'm using outside of the program. They close at 4:00 pm and fentanyl's not a long-acting drug. I'm also on a pretty high dose of methadone, but it doesn't last as long as it is supposed to. I take it at 8:00 in the morning and by 5:00 pm it's already worn off, so I usually have to buy...

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