A crisis of opioids and the limits of prescription control: United States.

@article{Kertesz2019ACO,
  title={A crisis of opioids and the limits of prescription control: United States.},
  author={Stefan G Kertesz and Adam J. Gordon},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2019},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={
          169-180
        }
}
A rise in addiction and overdose deaths involving opioids in the United States has spurred a series of initiatives focused on reducing opioid risks, including several related to prescription of opioids in care of pain. Policy analytical scholarship provides a conceptual framework to assist in understanding this response. Prior to 2011, a 'policy monopoly' of regulators and pharmaceutical manufacturers allowed and encouraged high levels of opioid prescribing. This permissive policy fell apart in… CONTINUE READING
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