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Opioid pain medications carry high risk for adverse drug events, and opioid misuse is a growing patient safety concern. This guideline provides recommendations to augment safe prescribing of these high-risk medications for patients with chronic noncancer pain.
Could CDC guidelines be driving some opioid patients to suicide?
Dickson EJ. Rolling Stone. March 9, 2019.
Association between long-term opioid use in family members and persistent opioid use after surgery among adolescents and young adults.
Harbaugh CM, Lee JS, Chua KP, et al. JAMA Surg. 2019 Feb 27; [Epub ahead of print].
Structural iatrogenesis—a 43-year-old man with "opioid misuse."
Stonington S, Coffa D. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:701-704.
Assessment of the FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl products.
Rollman JE, Heyward J, Olson L, Lurie P, Sharfstein J, Alexander GC. JAMA. 2019;321:676-685.
Opioid prescribing trends and the physician’s role in responding to the public health crisis.
Adams JM, Giroir BP. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Feb 11; [Epub ahead of print].
Prevention of prescription opioid misuse and projected overdose deaths in the United States.
Chen Q, Larochelle MR, Weaver DT, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2:e187621.
California doctors alarmed as state links their opioid prescriptions to deaths.
Dembosky A. All Things Considered and KQED. January 23, 2019.
Association of pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioid products with mortality from opioid-related overdoses.
Hadland SE, Rivera-Aguirre A, Marshall BDL, Cerdá M. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2:e186007.
Impact of a pharmacist-directed pain management service on inpatient opioid use, pain control, and patient safety.
Poirier RH, Brown CS, Baggenstos YT, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019;76:17-25.
US national trends in pediatric deaths from prescription and illicit opioids, 1999–2016.
Gaither JR, Shabanova V, Leventhal JM. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1:e186558.
Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for nonsurgical inpatients: clinical and managerial perspectives.
Mazurenko O, Andraka-Christou BT, Bair MJ, Kara AY, Harle CA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Dec 24; [Epub ahead of print].
Drug and opioid-involved overdose deaths—United States, 2013–2017.
Scholl L, Seth P, Kariisa M, Wilson N, Baldwin G. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019;67:1419-1427.
Association of opioid prescriptions from dental clinicians for US adolescents and young adults with subsequent opioid use and abuse.
Schroeder AR, Dehghan M, Newman TB, Bentley JP, Park KT. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179:145-152.
Association of opioid prescribing with opioid consumption after surgery in Michigan.
Howard R, Fry B, Gunaseelan V, et al. JAMA Surg. 2019;154:e184234.
Assessment of opioid prescribing practices before and after implementation of a health system intervention to reduce opioid overprescribing.
Meisenberg BR, Grover J, Campbell C, Korpon D. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1:e182908.
Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016.
Jalal H, Buchanich JM, Roberts MS, Balmert LC, Zhang K, Burke DS. Science. 2018;361:1184.
Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Among Patients Aged 65 Years and Older, 2010 and 2015.
Weiss AJ, Heslin KC, Barrett ML, Izar R, Bierman IR. HCUP Statistical Brief #244. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2018.
A health system–wide initiative to decrease opioid-related morbidity and mortality.
Weiner SG, Price CN, Atalay AJ, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45:3-13.
Opioid prescribing in the United States before and after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2016 opioid guideline.
Bohnert ASB, Guy GP Jr, Losby JL. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:367-375.
Association of hydrocodone schedule change with opioid prescriptions following surgery.
Habbouche J, Lee J, Steiger R, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018 Aug 22; [Epub ahead of print].
Association of the use of a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program with prescribing practices for patients undergoing elective surgery.
Stucke RS, Kelly JL, Mathis KA, Hill MV, Barth RJ. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:1105-1110.
Parenteral opioid shortage—treating pain during the opioid-overdose epidemic.
Bruera E. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:601-603.
Interventions for postsurgical opioid prescribing: a systematic review.
Wetzel M, Hockenberry J, Raval MV. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:948-954.
NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic.
Washington DC: National Academy of Medicine and the Aspen Institute.
AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. August 2, 2018. Publication No. NOT-HS-18-015.
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