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Human Studies

2019 Apr 01

JAMA Intern Med



Assessment of Racial/Ethnic and Income Disparities in the Prescription of Opioids and Other Controlled Medications in California.


Friedman J, Kim D, Schneberk T, Bourgois P, Shin M, Celious A, Schriger DL
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Apr 01; 179(4):469-476.
PMID: 30742196.


Most drug epidemics in the United States have disproportionately affected nonwhite communities. Notably, the current opioid epidemic is heavily concentrated among low-income white communities, and the roots of this racial/ethnic phenomenon have not been adequately explained.