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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Jun 01

Pain Med



Opioid Dose and Benzodiazepine Use Among Commercially Insured Individuals on Chronic Opioid Therapy.


Kay C, Fergestrom N, Spanbauer C, Jackson JL
Pain Med. 2020 Jun 01; 21(6):1181-1187.
PMID: 31804688.


To examine morphine milligram equivalent (MME) trends, use of concurrent opioids and benzodiazepines, and opioid-related emergency department (ED) visits or hospitalizations in a national cohort of patients on chronic opioid therapy.