New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after surgery recovery.
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Marijuana’s growing availability and public acceptance has brought unintended consequence for users — including some who end up needing emergency care.
Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.
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