A new drug policy was meant to curb unnecessary opioid prescriptions. Instead, a new study finds, prescriptions after surgery went up.
Drug Abuse and Misuse
Benzodiazepines pose special risks to older adults. New research finds many of those who start taking them aren’t stopping.
Revisit U-M work from 2017 that is helping clinicians manage — or limit — opioid prescriptions so patients can avoid misuse and addiction.
A surprisingly high number of cancer patients use opioids for months after curative-intent surgery, new research finds. What cancer care teams should know.
One in 20 young adults continues to receive opioid prescription refills long after surgery, a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference finds.
Prescription drug monitoring programs could help fight a national epidemic and boost the effort to get people treatment, research shows. But states differ widely in implementation.