Study also shows certain patients have an even greater risk of overdose if they fill opioid prescriptions, and strengthens argument against use of opioids for most dental pain.
Drug Abuse and Misuse
Minority experience worsening of symptoms over time, especially younger people.
Unless Congress closes a loophole in the orphan drug law, new products containing the opioid addiction treatment buprenorphine could be blocked from the market until 2024.
Despite naloxone recommendations for people who take high-dose opioids, or who have a history of opioid problems, study finds those at risk aren’t getting the overdose rescue drug.
Diagnoses of mental health and substance use disorders associated with three times higher odds of overdose.