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Human Studies

2020 Feb 01

JAMA Pediatr



Association of Opioid Prescribing Patterns With Prescription Opioid Overdose in Adolescents and Young Adults.


Chua K-P, Brummett CM, Conti RM, Bohnert A
JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Feb 01; 174(2):141-148.
PMID: 31841589.


Safe opioid prescribing practices are critical to mitigate the risk of prescription opioid overdose in adolescents and young adults. However, studies that examine opioid prescribing patterns associated with prescription opioid overdose have mostly focused on older adults. The generalizability of these studies to adolescents and young adults is unclear.