Navigation Links
Analysis of opioid prescription practices finds areas of concern
Date:4/5/2011

An analysis of national prescribing patterns shows that more than half of patients who received an opioid prescription in 2009 had filled another opioid prescription within the previous 30 days. This report also suggested potential opportunities for intervention aimed at reducing abuse of prescription opioids.

Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, will publish results of this analysis in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

"More research is needed to see if current practices are working, with a closer look at why so many patients are getting multiple prescriptions within a short period of time," said NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D. "As a nation, it is important that we all become better informed about effective pain management and the risks of abusing prescription painkillers."

This analysis comes on the heels of a nearly 20 year increase in the use of prescription painkillers. From 1991 to 2009, prescriptions for opioid analgesics increased almost threefold, to over 200 million. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network system, which monitors drug-related emergency department visits and drug-related deaths, emergency room visits related to the nonmedical use of pharmaceutical opioids has doubled between 2005 and 2009. While these medications are crucial for pain management, their wide availability may also result in leftover pills in family medicine cabinets, increasing opportunities for abuse, as well as a host of serious medical consequences, including addiction. Most abusers report getting these medications from friends and relatives who had been prescribed opioids, or they are abusing their own medications.

This study used data from SDI's Vector One National database, a privately owned national-level prescription and patient tracking service. The sample included 79.5 million prescriptions dispensed in
'/>"/>

Contact: NIDA Press Office
media@nida.nih.gov
301-443-6245
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Kaiser Analysis Finds Record Medicaid Enrollment Growth in 2009
2. New approach to immune cell analysis seen as first step to better distinguish health and disease
3. National Center for Policy Analysis and Salem Radio Network Deliver One Million Emails to Congress to Stop ObamaCare
4. Pregnancy for breast cancer survivors: Meta-analysis reveals it is safe and could improve survival
5. Improved device provides more rapid, comprehensive analysis of circulating tumor cells
6. Know What Works with Semantic Design's Test Coverage Analysis Tool for C#/.Net
7. Social Media Network Analysis Workshop
8. University of Miami College of Engineering to develop new methods for data analysis
9. Biosensor chip enables high-sensitivity protein analysis for disease diagnosis
10. MetaGeek Announces Chanalyzer Pro Spectrum Analysis Software for Wi- Spy, Adds Device Classification, Device Finder and Automated Reports
11. Voice Analysis May Allow Early Detection of Parkinsons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Deer Path of Huntley -- a BMA ... Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13. , ... Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities between the ages of 22 ... treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , For more information about the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Hollywood, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The City ... 2015 at 10 a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the ... United States. , “It’s been 42 years since the Roe vs. ... choose is still as present as ever,” said City of West ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently ... thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry into ... prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO of ... he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo ... Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue ... in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard ... the Court has remanded a case filed by the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis have found ... mirrored in their parents and vice versa.// Their study, ... CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, ... of health related quality of life (HRQL) as their ...
... India be left behind. A poultry dealer hailing from Amreli ... Saturday admitted to the civil hospital in Ahemedabad.// ... authorities and said that he had lost 600 chickens to ... contracted bird flu. This info was revealed by state Health ...
... investment game, a study, intending to investigate the ... //collectively in a team, revealed stark observations amongst ... by the University of Erfurt team, found improved ... ‘punishments’ became a form of motivation. Psychologists do ...
... a genetic disorder that affects the heart's largest artery, the ... of the disease and researchers at Johns Hopkins University// have ... blood-pressure drug that has shown promise in recent studies for ... University said that the Merck's drug appears to prevent the ...
... Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Dublin reported that in the ... Ireland has joined the list as it shows a very ... Hence a high alert has been issued by the health ... Britain. Statistics show that the vaccination up take is considerably ...
... instruments dentists’ swear by, what options do you think early ... treat decay? While you can indulge in some creative thinking ... researchers have dug up the past and chewed upon available ... of a drill. ,While excavating in Pakistan, Roberto ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Motivation Yardstick: Rewards or Punishment? Discover the Superior Performance Trigger 2Health News:The Myth about MMR Vaccine 2
(Date:1/23/2015)...  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene monitoring, today ... a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, in ... hundreds of millions of patients around the world are ... from patient to patient via the unwashed hands of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Companies, Inc. (ICBU) has repositioned itself as a holding company ... foothold in the hydroponic, hemp and medical marijuana sectors. By ... the sector, and recently partnering with the Chippewa Tribe Nation ... marijuana, iMD is committing to bring its vision to the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & Exchange ... shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase the number ... As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal year that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Pharmaceutical company Hatchtech Pty Ltd has ... study to confirm the efficacy of its novel head ... is evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two ... to vehicle. The trial consists of treating 132 healthy ...
... Aug. 31, 2011 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... appointed Helen Torley, M.B. Ch. B., M.R.C.P.,  as Executive ... Dr. Torley will report to N. Anthony Coles, M.D., ... for all commercial activities related to Nexavar and the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hatchtech Completes Treatment Phase of 2b Clinical Trial of New-Generation Head Lice Treatment Deovo™ 2Hatchtech Completes Treatment Phase of 2b Clinical Trial of New-Generation Head Lice Treatment Deovo™ 3Onyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Helen Torley as Chief Commercial Officer 2Onyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Helen Torley as Chief Commercial Officer 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: