"We don't carry that"--failure of pharmacies in predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods to stock opioid analgesics.

@article{Morrison2000WeDC,
  title={"We don't carry that"--failure of pharmacies in predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods to stock opioid analgesics.},
  author={Rolfe Sean Morrison and Sylvan Wallenstein and Dana Natale and R S Senzel and Lynn LH Huang},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={342 14},
  pages={
          1023-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND We have observed that many black and Hispanic patients receiving palliative care at a major urban teaching hospital are unable to obtain prescribed opioids from their neighborhood pharmacies. In this study, we investigated the availability of commonly prescribed opioids in New York City pharmacies. METHODS We surveyed a randomly selected sample of 30 percent of New York City pharmacies to obtain information about their stock of opioids. For each pharmacy, U.S. Census estimates for… CONTINUE READING
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