Opioid Overdose Survivors are Prescribed more Opioids

Opioid Overdose Survivors are Prescribed more Opioids

Examining a national database of health insurance claims, researchers found that 91 percent of patients who suffered a nonfatal overdose of prescription opioid painkillers continued getting prescriptions for opioids following the overdose.

The findings, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, follow news earlier this month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that drug overdoses, opioid overdoses in particular, have reached epidemic levels.

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2018-09-21T17:29:44+00:00