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Number of Opioid Related** Toxicity Deaths by Drug in Ontario

Year Codeine Fentanyl Heroin Hydromorphone Methadone Morphine Oxycodone Decedents


2010 26 86 33 31 77 72 174 421
2011 28 104 33 42 109 68 169 448
2012 35 116 41 65 95 84 146 477
2013 50 120 46 89 129 110 123 525
2014 45 154 79 99 106 113 107 534
2015* 41 167 60 119 103 98 109 551

Number of Opioid Related** + Alcohol Toxicity Deaths by Drug in Ontario

Year Codeine Fentanyl Heroin Hydromorphone Methadone Morphine Oxycodone Decedents


2010 8 5 6 15 15 14 37 93
2011 11 8 12 11 9 17 48 100
2012 10 24 16 20 23 12 43 121
2013 7 16 14 24 19 20 31 112
2014 15 23 22 29 21 26 40 142
2015* 9 37 23 37 23 18 38 159

*Preliminary figures, which are subject to change once the statistical year has been completed.

**Notes: The "Decedents" column represents the total number of unique individuals. Deaths may occur from a
single opioid, or from multiple opioids, in combination with other medications/drugs (e.g. if a person dies of
codeine and fentanyl toxicity, the death will be included in both the codeine and fentanyl columns.)

The numbers provided for each type of opioid represent deaths where the drug was believed to be a direct
contributor to the death, either in isolation (e.g. a morphine death), or in combination with another opioid or
opioids. The numbers therefore do not commonly represent isolated morphine deaths or fentanyl deaths. As a
result, the sum of the numbers in the drug columns for a particular row is greater than the total number of unique
individuals provided in the decedents column.