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Papers: 17 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Oct

J Gen Intern Med



Menopausal Symptoms and Higher Risk Opioid Prescribing in a National Sample of Women Veterans with Chronic Pain.


Gibson CJ, Li Y, Huang AJ, Rife T, Seal KH
J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct; 34(10):2159-2166.
PMID: 31414358.


The greatest increases in long-term opioid use and opioid-related overdose mortality in recent years have been among women in midlife. Common menopausal symptoms broadly affect health and health care utilization in midlife, but their contribution to chronic pain management during this period is unknown.