Study: Blame The War On Drugs (And Not Prescriptions) For America’s Opioid Crisis

Study: Blame The War On Drugs (And Not Prescriptions) For America’s Opioid Crisis

Publication date: Jan 06, 2020

A new study reported in the November 1, 2019 Annals of Emergency Medicine pours more cold water on the false but persistent narrative that the opioid overdose crisis was caused by doctors prescribing opioids to patients in pain.

This prospective cohort study by researchers in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed 484 -opioid nacEFve” patients prescribed opioids for acute pain upon release from the emergency department during a six month period.

The study comes after a much larger retrospective cohort study reported in the BMJ of more than 568,000 opioid nacEFve patients prescribed opioids for acute postoperative pain between 2008 and 2016.

Concepts Keywords
Albert Einstein Heroin
Cohort Drug overdose
Department Opioid use disorder
Nave Opioids
Opioid Psychoactive drugs
Opioid Dependence RTT
Opioid Overdose
Opioids
Overdose
Pain
Prescription Drug
Telephone

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Emergency
drug DRUGBANK Water
disease MESH opioid dependence
disease MESH diagnosis
drug DRUGBANK Methionine
pathway REACTOME Release

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