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Papers: 30 May 2020 - 5 Jun 2020

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development


Front Pharmacol


Use of Opioids Increases With Age in Older Adults: An Observational Study (2005-2017).


Weesie YM, Hek K, Schermer TRJ, Schellevis FG, Leufkens HGM, Rook EJ, van Dijk L
Front Pharmacol. 2020; 11:648.
PMID: 32477127.


Pain is increasingly treated with opioids. Potential harms of opioid therapy disproportionally affect older patients. This study aims to provide information on trends, nature and duration of opioid prescribing to older adults, in primary care and to explore differences between older patients from different ages.