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2022 Jan-Feb

J Opioid Manag



Examining the initial prescription leading to long-term opioid use at a military medical treatment facility.


Massoud C MA, Markert RJ, Dizmang C JD, Scott JN, Burtson KM
J Opioid Manag. 2022 Jan-Feb; 18(1):27-31.
PMID: 35238010.


Chronic pain is common in the military, and over a quarter of active-duty military members have received a prescription for opioids. This study reviewed the initial opioid prescription among those who became future long-term users at an Air Force base in the United States and reports the characteristics of the provider and patient.