• Teens' days' supply of prescription opioids often exceeds 3 days

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Researchers found that the days' supply of opioid medications prescribed for teenagers was usually higher than the 3 days recommended in the CDC's 2016 opioid-prescribing guidelines for adults with acute pain.
    “Both the CDC guidelines and other literature indicate that opioids should be prescribed to adolescents more cautiously than to older age groups because of a lack of studies testing efficacy in this population and because teens are at a critical window of vulnerability for substance use disorders,” Rachel Mosher Henke, PhD, from IBM Watson Health in Cambridge,
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