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Human Studies

2021 Jan

Pain Physician



Patterns of Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use Among Older Adults in the United States: A Study of Medicare Administrative Claims Data.


Ramachandran S, Salkar M, Bentley JP, Eriator I, Yang Y
Pain Physician. 2021 Jan; 24(1):31-40.
PMID: 33400426.


Long-term opioid therapy was prescribed with increasing frequency over the past decade. However, factors surrounding long-term use of opioids in older adults remains poorly understood, probably because older people are not at the center stage of the national opioid crisis.