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Association of household opioid availability with opioid overdose

JAMA Network Open

2023-03-17
(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this study of Oregon residents in households of at least two members, the findings suggest that household prescription availability is associated with increased odds of opioid overdose for others in the household, even if they do not have their own opioid prescription. These findings underscore the importance of educating patients about proper opioid disposal and the risks of household opioids. 

Authors: Michelle A. Hendricks, Ph.D., of Comagine Health in Portland, Oregon, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.3385)

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