Journal Article

Access to prescription opioids—Primum Non Nocere: a teachable moment.

Tyler PD; Larochelle MR; Mafi JN.

Insufficient medication counseling and suboptimal prescribing practices contribute to misuse of opioids among patients. Describing a patient who became addicted to prescription opioids as a teenager after finding the medication at home, this commentary illustrates how current prescribing guidelines can address the opioid epidemic in the United States.