Defining Rx Opioid Overdose Risk

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Patients who use multiple pharmacies concurrently and have overlapping opioid prescriptions appear to be at greater risk for opioid overdoses than others, according to a study. Patients who used four or more pharmacies and had three or more opioid prescriptions had an overdose rate of 26.3 per 1,000 person-years, compared with a rate of 4.3 per 1,000 person-years observed among those with neither condition.

Source: Journal of Pain, May 2015.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 × 2 =