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Opioids and falls risk in older adults: a narrative review.

Virnes RE, Tiihonen M, Karttunen N, et al. Opioids and falls risk in older adults: a narrative review. Drugs Aging. 2022;39(3):199-207. doi: 10.1007/s40266-022-00929-y

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May 25, 2022
Virnes R-E, Tiihonen M, Karttunen N, et al. Drugs Aging. 2022;39(3):199-207.

Preventing falls is an ongoing patient safety priority. This article summarizes the relationship between prescription opioids and risk of falls among older adults, and provides recommendations around opioid prescribing and deprescribing.

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Virnes RE, Tiihonen M, Karttunen N, et al. Opioids and falls risk in older adults: a narrative review. Drugs Aging. 2022;39(3):199-207. doi: 10.1007/s40266-022-00929-y