Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Insurance records reveal patterns of opioid prescribing to patients whose family members “shop” for opioids from multiple sources
Thirty-five times more white patients than patients of color receive buprenorphine, and three-quarters of prescriptions go to those who pay cash or have private insurance
A national study shows prescription opioid use disorder is twice as high among deaf and hard-of-hearing young and middle-aged adults, compared with their peers who don’t experience hearing issues.
A randomized trial shows that providing patients with special disposal bags doubled the odds they would safely dump their leftover opioid pain medicine.
A new study suggests long-term impacts of an approach that encourages involvement of caring adults in the lives of at-risk adolescents.