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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Feb




Potentially Unsafe Chronic Medication Use among Older Adult Chronic Opioid Users.


Silva Almodovar A, Nahata MC
Pharmacotherapy. 2019 Feb; 39(2):140-149.
PMID: 30636335.


To assess chronic potentially unsafe medication use among older adults using opioids chronically versus those who did not, to assess the likelihood of chronically using medications to treat adverse effects associated with chronic opioid use, and to characterize the differences in chronic potentially unsafe medication use at three morphine equivalent dose (MED) levels/day (<50MED, 50-90MED, and >90MED).