Out-of-hospital mortality among patients receiving methadone for noncancer pain.

@article{Ray2015OutofhospitalMA,
  title={Out-of-hospital mortality among patients receiving methadone for noncancer pain.},
  author={W. A. Ray and Cecilia P Chung and Katherine T. Murray and William O. Cooper and Kathi Hall and Charles M. Stein},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={175 3},
  pages={420-7}
}
IMPORTANCE Growing methadone use in pain management has raised concerns regarding its safety relative to other long-acting opioids. Methadone hydrochloride may increase the risk for lethal respiratory depression related to accidental overdose and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. OBJECTIVE To compare the risk of out-of-hospital death in patients receiving methadone for noncancer pain with that in comparable patients receiving sustained-release (SR) morphine sulfate. DESIGN, SETTING… CONTINUE READING
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