Opioid Prescriptions

Opioid Prescriptions Following Common Surgeries: Optimal Durations

Opioid Prescriptions Following Common Surgeries: Optimal Durations

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Optimal opioid prescription durations following surgical procedures were shown to vary from 4 to 15 days, depending on the type of surgical procedure.

Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions Align With CDC Guideline

Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions Align With CDC Guideline

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Opioids prescriptions to opioid-naive patients in the ED setting were shown to be more in line with the CDC recommendations and less likely to lead to long-term opioid use compared with non-ED prescriptions.

SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Rates Up Among Older Adults

SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Rates Up Among Older Adults

While opioid abuse among young adults had decreased, abuse rates in adults 50 years and older has doubled, from 1.1 to 2.0%.

Strategies to Cut Opioid Overdoses, Deaths in Maryland

Strategies to Cut Opioid Overdoses, Deaths in Maryland

Strategies are being implemented to reduce opioid overdoses and deaths in Maryland.

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