Learn about the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) and Online Addiction Medicine Diploma developed by the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).
A Fentanyl patch is a medication adhesive transdermal patch that is placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of fentanyl through the skin. Improper disposal of these patches is a risk for diversion, illicit use and overdose. Accidental exposure to the patches can also cause serious harm to members of the public including children, pets, sanitation workers, as well as our water supply.
Earlier this year, the BCCSU and the Ministry of Health (MoH) released a new Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder. Starting on June 5, 2017, this guideline will become the provincial reference tool for all health care professionals in BC involved in treating patients with opioid use disorders, and the management of the Provincial Methadone Program will transition from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia to the BCCSU.