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Nonopioid Pain Prescriptions Increased after 2016 CDC Guideline, Study Finds

July 15, 2022


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5-15 mins
Prescription Pad July22
Presented by Health Lab

A team of researchers from Michigan Medicine and the CDC analyzed the prescribing rates of nonopioid pain medications, such as acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), using insurance claims data from over 15 million patients. Their findings suggest that more clinicians are carefully considering the risks of prescribing opioids. Jason Goldstick, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a research associate professor of emergency medicine at U-M Medical School, explains the findings and provides additional context for the study.

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