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Declining Opioid Prescriptions

Declining Opioid Prescriptions News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Declining Opioid Prescriptions conditions, or prescription drug use and mis- The report found that use of contracep- Opioid prescribing has declined substan- use at earlier ages, the authors note. Clini- tives tends to increase as women age, with tially across the United States between 2014 cians in these areas also may also be more more than 70% of women in their 30s and and 2017; however, relative to large metro- strongly influenced by their relationships 40s using contraceptives compared with politan areas, those in rural areas were 87% withpatientscontributingtoprescribingthat 37.2% of those aged 15 through 19 years and more likely to be prescribed opioids during isn’t consistent with guidelines. Patients in 61.9% of those in their 20s. Older women this period, according to a CDC report. these areas also have less access to alterna- were more likely to rely on female steriliza- tive pain medication. tion than younger ones. Conversely, use of “As less densely populated areas appear the pill tended to decline with age, with to indicate both substantial progress in de- 16.6% of those aged 15 through 19 years and creasing opioid prescribing and ongoing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Declining Opioid Prescriptions

JAMA , Volume 321 (8) – Feb 26, 2019

Declining Opioid Prescriptions

Abstract

News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Declining Opioid Prescriptions conditions, or prescription drug use and mis- The report found that use of contracep- Opioid prescribing has declined substan- use at earlier ages, the authors note. Clini- tives tends to increase as women age, with tially across the United States between 2014 cians in these areas also may also be more more than 70% of women in their 30s and and 2017; however, relative to large metro-...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.0647
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Abstract

News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Declining Opioid Prescriptions conditions, or prescription drug use and mis- The report found that use of contracep- Opioid prescribing has declined substan- use at earlier ages, the authors note. Clini- tives tends to increase as women age, with tially across the United States between 2014 cians in these areas also may also be more more than 70% of women in their 30s and and 2017; however, relative to large metro- strongly influenced by their relationships 40s using contraceptives compared with politan areas, those in rural areas were 87% withpatientscontributingtoprescribingthat 37.2% of those aged 15 through 19 years and more likely to be prescribed opioids during isn’t consistent with guidelines. Patients in 61.9% of those in their 20s. Older women this period, according to a CDC report. these areas also have less access to alterna- were more likely to rely on female steriliza- tive pain medication. tion than younger ones. Conversely, use of “As less densely populated areas appear the pill tended to decline with age, with to indicate both substantial progress in de- 16.6% of those aged 15 through 19 years and creasing opioid prescribing and ongoing

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 26, 2019

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