The top 5% of prescribers account for half of opioid prescriptions and high risk prescriptions to children and young adults.
Patients prescribed benzodiazepines and opioids by different providers 20% more likely to overdose, adding to already heightened risk.
Study looks at trends before and after 2016 guide for prescribers was released.
Study finds declines in prescription drugs dispensed to children during COVID-19, including infection-related medicines and some used for chronic diseases.<
An analysis finds a “one size fits all” approach to prescribing opioids after surgery poses risks for addiction in certain patients.
Effective pain control with equal short-term outcomes and patient satisfaction seen in patients who got non-opioid pain medication.