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Duration of initial opioid prescription strongest predictor of long-term use

August 24, 2017

The number of days’ supply of the initial opioid prescription was the leading factor in determining whether a patient is likely to continue opioid use long term, according to findings published in The Journal of Pain.

Other significant factors included opioid type and dose, according to the researchers. They advised clinicians to prescribe the minimum effective opioid supply and duration to lower unintended long-term use.

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