This retrospective study compared risk of death among Medicaid patients in Tennessee initiating long-acting opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain with patients taking anticonvulsants or cyclic antidepressants.
This guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes 12 recommendations to improve communication about opioids for chronic pain, to improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and to reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy.
This Medical Letter review summarizes several opioid formulations that claim to deter abuse.
This Viewpoint describes the benefits of, evidence behind, and prescriber concerns with mandates, and recommends policies that may increase effective use of prescription drug monitoring programs.
This Viewpoint discusses approaches to preventing deaths attributable to prescription opioid overdose.