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Understanding Unintentional Opioid Overdose Injury

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Among opioid users, unintentional overdose injury appears to be related to the prescribed opioid’s duration of action, according to researchers from Boston. Patients with chronic painful conditions who received long-acting opioids had a significantly higher rate of overdose injury than did those receiving short-acting opioids.

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, April 2015.

 

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