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Papers: 24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Aug 02

JAMA Netw Open



Opioid Prescription Patterns and Risk Factors Associated With Opioid Use in the Netherlands.


Bedene A, Lijfering WM, Niesters M, van Velzen M, Rosendaal FR, Bouvy ML, Dahan A, LA van Dorp E
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 02; 2(8):e1910223.
PMID: 31461149.


An increase in opioid prescription has been observed in the Netherlands. It is vital to understand this increase and to identify risk factors for opioid prescription to ensure that health interventions remain appropriately targeted.