ER Opioid Prescriptions Drop by 31 Percent, Study Shows
Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – Emergency room visits involving opioid prescriptions are one of the risk factors for long-term opioid use. Research has shown that 17 percent of patients who filled their first opioid prescription for a minor painful condition were still using the drugs one year later. But a new study suggests physicians in emergency departments are increasingly turning to alternatives to treat pain.
“The overall percentage of all ED visits by adults at ...
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