Abstract| Volume 48, ISSUE 4, P525-526, April 2015

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Trends in Opioid Analgesic Abuse and Mortality in the United States

Dart RC, Surratt HL, Cicero TJ, et al. N Engl J Med 2015;372:241−8.
      In the United States, an estimated 25 million people initiated nonmedical use of prescription opioid medications between 2002 and 2011 and 16,651 deaths were attributed to use of these medications in 2010. Local, regional, state, and federal governments have intervened to quell the epidemic and, in attempts to change opioid use practices, have enacted legislation, including prescription monitoring programs.
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