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Appleby J, Lucas E. Kaiser Health News. June 21, 2019.
Solutions to address the opioid epidemic should focus on both public health and individual behaviors. This news article reports on an analysis of 5 years of Medicare data that revealed particular physician prescribing behaviors that exceed current guidelines and contribute to opioid misuse.
Limits on opioid prescribing leave patients with chronic pain vulnerable.
Rubin R. JAMA. 2019 Apr 29; [Epub ahead of print].
New evidence on stemming low-value prescribing.
Sacarny A, Barnett ML, Agrawal S. NEJM Catalyst. April 10, 2019.
Deaths among opioid users: impact of potential inappropriate prescribing practices.
Jayawardhana J, Abraham AJ, Perri M. Am J Manag Care. 2019;25:e98-e103.
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 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.
Interventions for postsurgical opioid prescribing: a systematic review.
Wetzel M, Hockenberry J, Raval MV. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:948-954.
Opioid prescribing decreases after learning of a patient's fatal overdose.
Doctor JM, Nguyen A, Lev R, et al. Science. 2018;361:588-590.
Labeling morphine milligram equivalents on opioid packaging: a potential patient safety intervention.
Stone AB, Urman RD, Kaye AD, Grant MC. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2018;22:46.
Impact of multidisciplinary chart reviews on opioid dose reduction and monitoring practices.
Rivich J, McCauliff J, Schroeder A. Addict Behav. 2018;86:40-43.
Opioids and Dentistry.
J Am Dent Assoc. 2018;149:237-272.
An electronic intervention to improve safety for pain patients co-prescribed chronic opioids and benzodiazepines.
Zaman T, Rife TL, Batki SL, Pennington DL. Subst Abus. 2018;39:441-448.
Physicians' perspectives regarding prescription drug monitoring program use within the Department of Veterans Affairs: a multi-state qualitative study.
Radomski TR, Bixler FR, Zickmund SL, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33:1253-1259
Choosing Wisely Canada.
Ten ERs in Colorado tried to curtail opioids and did better than expected.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 23, 2018.
The STOP Measure. Safe and Transparent Opioid Prescribing to Promote Patient Safety and Reduced Risk of Opioid Misuse.
Washington, DC: America's Health Insurance Plans; 2018.
Impact of pharmacist previsit input to providers on chronic opioid prescribing safety.
Cox N, Tak CR, Cochella SE, Leishman E, Gunning K. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018;31:105-112.
Implementing electronic health record default settings to reduce opioid overprescribing: a pilot study.
Zivin K, White JO, Chao S, et al. Pain Med. 2019;20:103-112.
Special K with no license to kill: accidental ketamine overdose on induction of general anesthesia.
Warner LL, Smischney N. Am J Case Rep. 2018;19:10-12.
Electronic medical record alert associated with reduced opioid and benzodiazepine coprescribing in high-risk Veteran patients.
Malte CA, Berger D, Saxon AJ, et al. Med Care. 2018;56:171-178.
Correlation between 24-hour predischarge opioid use and amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge.
Chen EY, Marcantonio A, Tornetta P III. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:e174859.
Reduction in opioid prescribing through evidence-based prescribing guidelines.
Howard R, Waljee J, Brummett C, Englesbe M, Lee J. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:285-287.
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Is There a Role for Physician Education?
Schnell M, Currie J. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research; August 2017. Working Paper No. 23645.
Characteristics of initial prescription episodes and likelihood of long-term opioid use—United States, 2006–2015.
Shah A, Hayes CJ, Martin BC. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66:265-269.
Association between concurrent use of prescription opioids and benzodiazepines and overdose: retrospective analysis.
Sun EC, Dixit A, Humphreys K, Darnall BD, Baker LC, Mackey S. BMJ. 2017;356:j760.
Mandatory provider review and pain clinic laws reduce the amounts of opioids prescribed and overdose death rates.
Dowell D, Zhang K, Noonan RK, Hockenberry JM. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016;35:1876-1883.
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