UW study: Patients coming off opioids for pain 3 times more likely to die from overdose

UW study: Patients coming off opioids for pain 3 times more likely to die from overdose

Publication date: Sep 09, 2019

It looked at 572 patients involved with opioid therapy to mitigate chronic pain.

Researchers concluded that discontinuing chronic opioid therapy led to increased risk of death during the study, and recommend other forms of pain management and treatment of opioid-use disorder for this higher-risk group.

The FDA recently issued a warning that stopping opioids can present a risk to patients, and a study in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that of the patients who were receiving high doses and had those doses ended in a day, numerous ended up in the emergency ward.

Concepts Keywords
Chronic Pain Chronic pain therapy
Emergency Ward Pain management
FDA Drugs
Heels Psychoactive drugs
Internal Medicine RTT
Medicine Euphoriants
Opioid Morphinans
Opioid Addiction Morphine
Opioids Opioids
Overdose Pain management
Pain Heroin
Pain Management Drug overdose
Washington Opioid-induced hyperalgesia

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Substance Abuse
disease DOID Substance Abuse
disease MESH emergency
disease MESH community
disease MESH opioid addiction
gene UNIPROT RXFP2
disease MESH chronic pain
disease MESH death

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