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Few patients with pain become people who use opioids long-term
Less than two percent of patients with prescriptions for opioid pain medication become people who use opioids long-term, according to a large new study published online in the journal 'Pain.'
The stunning rise of deaths from the pain drug fentanyl, in one chart
Deaths from the synthetic opioid doubled in just one year.
Publications
Heroin-assisted treatment in Switzerland: successfully regulating the supply and use of a high-risk injectable drug A number of countries prescribe heroin for use under medical supervision, as part of successful programmes to treat people who use illicit opioids, long-term.
The Seven Costs The War on Drugs: Are we paying too high a price?
Incident and long-term opioid therapy among patients with psychiatric conditions and medications: a national study of commercial health care claims This study examined health insurance claims among 10,311,961 patients who filled prescriptions for opioids. Specifically, they evaluated how opioid receipt differed among patients with and without a wide range of preexisting psychiatric and behavioural conditions.