NJ ACTS Special Populations Core 2021 Seminar
“Prescription Opioid Treatment and Risk of Adverse Opioid-Related Outcomes Among Individuals with Chronic Pain.”
Hillary Samples, PhD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Health Systems and Policy
Associate Director for Research, Center for Health Services Research
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Research on the risks associated with prescription opioid treatment has received significant attention, establishing the basis for interventions aimed at reducing opioid prescribing as part of the effort to curb the addiction and overdose crises. Prescription characteristics linked to adverse opioid-related outcomes are commonly observed in chronic pain treatment. However, recent evidence indicates that reductions in opioid prescribing, particularly abrupt discontinuation, are also associated with negative outcomes. This seminar examines the relationship of prescription opioid use and discontinuation with incident opioid-related outcomes.
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