Opioids

Opioids Highly Prescribed to Cancer Survivors

Opioids Highly Prescribed to Cancer Survivors

The researchers found that the rate of opioid prescribing was 1.22 times higher among survivors than among matched controls.

Errors in Opioid Prescribing for Adult Outpatients Common

Errors in Opioid Prescribing for Adult Outpatients Common

Most of the errors were made on handwritten prescriptions.

Opioid Abuse After Urologic Surgery

Opioid Abuse After Urologic Surgery

Surgeons must balance the pain-control needs of patients with the devastating consequences of the epidemic.

Many Patients Giving Leftover Opioid Pills to Others

Many Patients Giving Leftover Opioid Pills to Others

A recent survey published in JAMA revealed that three-quarters of patients prescribed opioids had shared those medications with someone else.

Long-Acting Opioids May Increase Risk of Premature Death

Long-Acting Opioids May Increase Risk of Premature Death

In a study of patients who had been prescribed long-acting opioid medications, 185 patients in the opioid group died.

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