Dr. Roy Purssell Receives CIHR Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Roy Purssell! Dr. Purssell is a key member of a team of researchers who were awarded $520,200 from CIHR for their study “Opioid Prescribing Evaluation and Research Activities (OPERA)”.

This important study will assess patterns of opioid prescription in BC in relation to serious outcomes and will evaluate the effects of policy and interventions designed to reduce deaths from opioid overdose. This project will compliment Roy’s existing research into opioid poisoning which is critically important in the setting of the current fentanyl crisis.