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Opioid prescribing patterns and complications in the dermatology Medicare population.

Cao S, Karmouta R, Li DG, et al. Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Complications in the Dermatology Medicare Population. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(3):317-322. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5835.

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March 7, 2018
Cao S, Karmouta R, Li DG, et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154:317-322.

This analysis of Medicare prescription data found that dermatologists' opioid prescribing varies widely, with the highest prescribing rates in surgical settings. The authors suggest that dermatologists should prescribe nonopioid medications in the postoperative setting.

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Cao S, Karmouta R, Li DG, et al. Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Complications in the Dermatology Medicare Population. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(3):317-322. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.5835.