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Prescription Opioid Availability and Associated Abuse

(11/11/2013)

Prescription Opioid Availability and Associated Abuse
Medical News Today
November 7, 2013

In a study of opioid use and abuse, researchers said they found that access to health care increases the availability of prescription opioids, which, in turn, is associated with higher rates of opioid abuse and associated consequences.  The study concludes the structure of local health care systems at the county level is a major determinant of community-level access to opioids.

View the full article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/268421.php


Keywords: prescription, opioid, abuse, use, local, health care, systems



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