The opioid epidemic in pediatrics: a 2020 update.

@article{Yaster2020TheOE,
  title={The opioid epidemic in pediatrics: a 2020 update.},
  author={Myron Yaster and Peggy P. McNaull and Peter J. Davis},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  year={2020}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Over the last 3 years and for the first time in 60 years, life expectancy in the United States has declined across all racial groups primarily because of drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, and suicide. A public health response to the opioid crisis must expand its focus to more broadly include children, adolescents, and young adults while increasing efforts toward preventing new cases of opioid addiction, early identification of individuals with opioid-abuse disorder, and ensuring… 

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