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Opioid prescribing patterns, overdose risk in teens, young adults

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: Researchers used a private insurance claims database in the U.S. to examine  opioid prescribing patterns and how they were associated with overdose risk among 2.7 million adolescents and young adults without cancer.

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Authors: Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4878)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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