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Impact of Chronic Opioid Therapy Risk Reduction Initiatives on Opioid Overdose

From 1999 to 2015, almost 200,000 Americans died of drug overdoses involving prescription opioids19,24 contributing to an unprecedented drop in life expectancy among working age Americans.3 Increased opioid prescribing for chronic pain contributed to a national epidemic of prescription drug overdose and addiction.16

Impact of Chronic Opioid Therapy Risk Reduction Initiatives on Opioid Overdose

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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