Development of a budget-impact model to quantify potential cost savings from prescription opioids designed to deter abuse or ease of extraction.

@article{White2009DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a budget-impact model to quantify potential cost savings from prescription opioids designed to deter abuse or ease of extraction.},
  author={Alan Gordon White and Howard G. Birnbaum and Dov B Rothman and Nathaniel P. Katz},
  journal={Applied health economics and health policy},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={61-70}
}
BACKGROUND Prescription opioid (RxO) abuse, dependence and misuse is a significant and growing problem in the US, and is associated with a substantial economic burden. Such abuse may be reduced by theoretical formulations that minimize the possibility of abuse, dependence and misuse of RxOs by injection, snorting, crushing or chewing. As well as public health and safety benefits, use of an abuse-deterrent/resistant RxO (ADO) that may deter abuse, dependence and misuse could also generate cost… CONTINUE READING