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Papers: 2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019

Human Studies

2019 Feb 01

JAMA Netw Open



Prevention of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Projected Overdose Deaths in the United States.


Chen Q, Larochelle MR, Weaver DT, Lietz AP, Mueller PP, Mercaldo S, Wakeman SE, Freedberg KA, Raphel TJ, Knudsen AB, Pandharipande PV, Chhatwal J
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 01; 2(2):e187621.
PMID: 30707224.


Deaths due to opioid overdose have tripled in the last decade. Efforts to curb this trend have focused on restricting the prescription opioid supply; however, the near-term effects of such efforts are unknown.