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Papers: 2 May 2020 - 8 May 2020

Human Studies


PLoS One



Illicit opioid use following changes in opioids prescribed for chronic non-cancer pain.


Coffin PO, Rowe C, Oman N, Sinchek K, Santos G-M, Faul M, Bagnulo R, Mohamed D, Vittinghoff E
PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0232538.
PMID: 32365132.


After decades of increased opioid pain reliever prescribing, providers are rapidly reducing prescribing. We hypothesized that reduced access to prescribed opioid pain relievers among patients previously reliant upon opioid pain relievers would result in increased illicit opioid use.