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COVID-19 and substance use: Health Canada Toolkit


The toolkit provides information to support health care providers to understand their options in providing care for their patients who use drugs during the pandemic. Help people who use drugs learn about services they may be able to access through a health care provider. The toolkit includes frequently asked questions about the legislative and regulatory requirements for substance use disorder treatment/safer supply. All relevant exemptions that have been issued under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Formulary coverage under drug plans of medications used for treatment and as pharmaceutical grade alternatives to the illegal supply.


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