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Human Studies

2021 Apr

Am J Gastroenterol



Increasing Rates of Opioid Prescriptions for Gastrointestinal Diseases in the United States.


LeBrett WG, Chen FW, Yang L, Chang L
Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Apr; 116(4):796-807.
PMID: 33982950.


Pain control is an important management approach for many gastrointestinal conditions. Because of the ongoing opioid crisis, public health efforts have focused on limiting opioid prescriptions. This study examines national opioid prescribing patterns and factors associated with opioid prescriptions for gastrointestinal conditions.