Prescribing Patterns in Emergency Department May Be Affected by Race, Sex
Patient data were used to retrospectively examine opioid prescribing patterns for patients presenting with primary appendicitis or gallbladder disease diagnoses.
Understanding the current opioid prescribing rules is necessary for clinicians to safely and effectively treat patients with chronic pain conditions.
The use of benzodiazepine, only if prescribed, may not affect retention of methadone medication-assisted treatment.
Buprenorphine-naloxone may be more cost-effective than extended-release naltrexone as first-line treatment for opioid use disorder.