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Papers: 28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 May 01

JAMA Psychiatry



All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among People Using Extramedical Opioids: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.


Larney S, Tran L T, Leung J, Santo T, Santomauro D, Hickman M, Peacock A, Stockings E, Degenhardt L
JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 May 01; 77(5):493-502.
PMID: 31876906.


Extramedical opioid use has escalated in recent years. A better understanding of cause-specific mortality in this population is needed to inform comprehensive responses.