Investigators conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the impact of opioid antagonist treatment on mortality.
The ASA suggests presurgical strategies to avoid postsurgical opioid reliance.
People buying pills that look like prescription opioid painkillers or stimulants who are not buying them from a licensed pharmacy may be buying a lethal drug.
An animal tranquilizer, xylazine, is increasingly linked to drug overdose deaths across the United States.
Individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury have an increased risk for prescription opioid use and misuse.
Disparities in opioid overdose deaths are worsening by race/ethnicity.
Opioid dose tapering may be linked to increased risk for overdose and mental health crises in patients taking long-term, high-dose opioids.
Investigators assessed the impact of physician clinical knowledge on opioid prescribing habits following the shift in guideline recommendations away from opioid prescribing.
Within individual health systems, Black and White patients receive markedly different opioid doses.
Overall opioid overdoses and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase.