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4 opioid-related articles: Prescribing trends, overdose deaths, disparities in prescriptions

JAMA Internal Medicine

Bottom Line: JAMA Internal Medicine is publishing four opioid-related articles (an original investigation, invited commentary and two research letters) that report on racial/ethnic and income disparities in the prescription of opioids and other other controlled medications in California, racial differences in opioid overdose deaths in New York, and county-level opioid prescribing in the United States.

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Original Investigation: Assessment of Racial/Ethnic and Income Disparities in the Prescription of Opioids and Other Controlled Medications in California

Invited Commentary: Opioid Prescribing Trends and the Physician's Role in Responding to the Public Health Crisis

Research Letter: County-Level Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2015 and 2017

Research Letter: Racial Differences in Opioid Overdose Deaths in New York City, 2017

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