Patterns of Potential Opioid Misuse and Subsequent Adverse Outcomes

@article{2018PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of Potential Opioid Misuse and Subsequent Adverse Outcomes},
  author={},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={168},
  pages={I-18}
}
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • What is the problem and what is known about it so far? Opioids are addictive narcotic substances that include both illegal drugs (heroin) and legal prescription medications used to treat pain. Opioids that are commonly prescribed in the United States include hydrocodone (an ingredient in Vicodin [AbbVie], Lortab [UCB], Zohydro [Pernix Ireland Pain Limited], and other brand-name drugs), oxycodone (an ingredient in such brand-name drugs as OxyContin [Purdue Pharma] and Percocet [Endo… CONTINUE READING