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Prescription Opioid Use in General and Pediatric Emergency Departments
Children, adolescents, and young adults treated in pediatric emergency departments are much less likely to be prescribed opioids compared to patients of similar age and ailment treated at general EDs.
Extended-Release Formulation and Medication Adherence
Suboptimal adherence to chronic medications undermines treatment effectiveness and costs the U.S. as much as $289 billion annually. This is the first study to analyze the impact of extended-release formulations on long-term adherence.
Opioid Prescribing Decreases After Learning of a Patient’s Fatal Overdose
Results of the randomized trial show opioid prescribing decreases after a clinician learns of a patient’s fatal overdose.
Claims-Based Measures of Prescription Opioid Utilization: A Practical Guide for Researchers
Given the increased attention to the opioid epidemic and the role of inappropriate prescribing, there has been a marked increase in the number of studies using claims data to study opioid use and policies designed to curb misuse.
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