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Human Studies

2019 Sep 01

JAMA Intern Med



Association of Opioid Overdose With Opioid Prescriptions to Family Members.


Khan NF, Bateman BT, Landon JE, Gagne JJ
JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Sep 01; 179(9):1186-1192.
PMID: 31233088.


Prescription opioid misuse is a public health problem that leads to overdose. Although existing interventions focus on limiting prescribing to patients at high risk, individuals may still access prescription opioids dispensed to family members.