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2020 Jan 27

Am J Prev Med

Overprescribing of Opioids to Adults by Dentists in the U.S., 2011-2015.


Suda KJ, Zhou J, Rowan SA, McGregor JC, Perez RI, Evans CT, Gellad WF, Calip GS
Am J Prev Med. 2020 Jan 27.
PMID: 32033856.


Dentists prescribe 1 in 10 opioid prescriptions in the U.S. When opioids are necessary, national guidelines recommend the prescription of low-dose opioids for a short duration. This study assesses the appropriate prescribing of opioids by dentists before guideline implementation.