Opioid Prescriptions Significantly Higher for Patients with Lifelong Disabilities

July 7, 2022


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<5 mins
Prescription Pad
Presented by Health Lab

A new study from Michigan Medicine finds that people with two pediatric-onset neurodevelopmental disorders are prescribed opioids at significantly higher rates than those without the conditions. Mark Peterson, Ph.D., M.S., lead author of the paper and an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the U-M Medical School, shares insights from the study, highlighting the findings are of great concern for substance use disorders, overdose, and mental health issues.

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