Attitudes Toward Naloxone Prescribing in Clinical Settings: A Qualitative Study of Patients Prescribed High Dose Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

@article{MSW2016AttitudesTN,
  title={Attitudes Toward Naloxone Prescribing in Clinical Settings: A Qualitative Study of Patients Prescribed High Dose Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain},
  author={Shane R. Mueller MSW and Stephen K Koester and Jason M. Glanz and Edward M H Gardner and MPH Ingrid A. Binswanger},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={32},
  pages={277-283}
}
Over the last 2 decades, medical providers have increasingly prescribed pharmaceutical opioids for chronic non-cancer pain, while opioid overdose death rates have quadrupled. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, can be prescribed to patients with chronic pain to reverse an opioid overdose, yet little is known about how patients perceive this emerging practice… CONTINUE READING