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Between 1999 and 2017 more than 400,000 people died due to an opioid-related death from both prescription and illicit use.1 Opioid overdose can occur as a result of accidental misuse of a legitimate prescription or as a result of intentional drug abuse, and it is among the most preventable public health threats facing the United States. Numerous initiatives and strategies have been proposed and implemented to help with the growing opioid issue. This report aims to provide insight into programs and products available in the United States which address mitigation strategies to promote safe and appropriate opioid prescribing.
Famularo, D., Kuzamanoski, A., & Pawasauskas, J. 2020. Proposed Healthcare Initiatives to Mitigate Opioid Risk and Advance Safety of Pain Management. Rhode Island Medical Journal 103(2).
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