Correlates of nonmedical use of hydromorphone and hydrocodone:results from a national household survey.

@article{Smith2007CorrelatesON,
  title={Correlates of nonmedical use of hydromorphone and hydrocodone:results from a national household survey.},
  author={Meredith Y Smith and J. David Haddox and Michael E Di Marino},
  journal={Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={5-17}
}
Over the past decade, the misuse and abuse of opioid medications in the United States has risen dramatically. Although data show a substantial variation in the nonmedical use of individual opioids, relatively little is known about risk factors for the nonmedical use of specific opioid products. This study compared the prevalence and correlates of the nonmedical use of oral immediate-release hydromorphone (marketed under the brand name of Dilaudid), versus that of hydrocodone combination… CONTINUE READING

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