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Papers: 8 Jan 2022 - 14 Jan 2022

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Jan 04

JAMA Netw Open



Association Between Prescription Opioid Therapy for Noncancer Pain and Hepatitis C Virus Seroconversion.


Wilton J, Wong S, Purssell R, Abdia Y, Chong M, Karim M E, MacInnes A, Bartlett SR, Balshaw RF, Gomes T, Yu A, Alvarez M, Dart RC, Krajden M, Buxton JA, Janjua NZ
JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jan 04; 5(1):e2143050.
PMID: 35019983.


Initiation of injection drug use may be more frequent among people dispensed prescription opioid therapy for noncancer pain, potentially increasing the risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) acquisition.