What The Study Did: This study used national insurance claims data for about 988,000 women to look at the association between an opioid prescription after a vaginal or cesarean delivery and rates of new persistent opioid use among U.S. women.
Authors: Alex F. Peahl, M.D., of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.
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