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When are opioid prescription limits effective in reducing prescription length?

Written by | 2 Feb 2024

Many states have passed new laws that place restrictions on the duration of first-time opioid prescriptions to help address the opioid epidemic. While most laws are one-size-fits-all, policies… read more.

Predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain

Written by | 25 Oct 2023

A large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.230459 identified 10 predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain, which can help clinicians engage in shared decision-making with patients… read more.

Are opioid prescription rates changing for US adolescents?

Written by | 7 Oct 2023

A new analysis reveals that rates of opioid prescribing to US adolescents have decreased in recent years, primarily limited to non-surgery indications. Opioid prescription rates for surgery have… read more.

New treatment helps people stop addictive opioid painkillers used for chronic pain

Written by | 26 May 2023

Researchers at the University of Warwick and The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough have led a clinical trial, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research… read more.

Toolkit to tackle potentially deadly opioid over prescription to be rolled out across parts of England

Written by | 16 May 2022

Leicester researchers are working with NHS partners in the East of England to lead the way in delivering the NHS’ goal of halving the amount of opioids prescribed… read more.

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