Integrating nine prescription opioid analgesics and/or four signal detection systems to summarize statewide prescription drug abuse in the United States in 2007.

@article{Schneider2009IntegratingNP,
  title={Integrating nine prescription opioid analgesics and/or four signal detection systems to summarize statewide prescription drug abuse in the United States in 2007.},
  author={Michael F E Schneider and John E. Bailey and Theodore J. Cicero and Richard C. Dart and James A. Inciardi and Mark W Parrino and Alvaro Muňoz},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={778-90}
}
PURPOSE Integrate statewide rankings of abuse across different drugs and/or signal detection systems to summarize prescription drug abuse in each state in 2007. METHODS Four signal detection systems (Opioid Treatment Programs, Key Informants, Drug Diversion, and Poison Centers) that covered heterogeneous populations collected data on the abuse of nine opioids: hydrocodone, immediate-release oxycodone, tramadol, extended-release [ER] oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine, methadone, hydromorphone, and… CONTINUE READING