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January 27, 2023

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf


Trends in Dispensed Prescriptions for Opioids, Sedatives, Benzodiazepines, Gabapentin, and Stimulants to Children by General Dentists, 2012-2019.


Kim K C, Khouja T, Burgette JM, Evans CT, Calip GS, Gellad WF, Suda KJ
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022 Dec 27.
PMID: 36573575.


Opioids, benzodiazepines and sedatives can manage dental pain, fear and anxiety but have a narrow margin of safety in children. General dentists may inappropriately prescribe gabapentin and stimulants. National evidence on dispensing rates of these high-alert medicines by dentists to children is limited.