Prescription opioid duration of action and the risk of unintentional overdose among patients receiving opioid therapy.

@article{Miller2015PrescriptionOD,
  title={Prescription opioid duration of action and the risk of unintentional overdose among patients receiving opioid therapy.},
  author={Matthew Miller and Catherine W Barber and Sarah M Leatherman and Jennifer R Fonda and John A. Hermos and Kelly Cho and David R. Gagnon},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={175 4},
  pages={608-15}
}
IMPORTANCE The unprecedented increase in unintentional overdose events that has occurred in tandem with escalating sales of prescription opioids over the past 2 decades has raised concerns about whether the therapeutic use of opioids has contributed to increases in overdose injury. Few controlled studies have examined the extent to which ecologic measures of increases in opioid prescribing and overdose injuries reflect risk among patients prescribed opioids, let alone whether some opioid… CONTINUE READING
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