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Opioid use and abuse

Preventing Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Student Athletes from MIAA

Massachusetts is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Athletes in particular, due to their risk of injury and the resulting pain, may be at risk for misusing prescription opioids. 

What to Know about Prescription Opiods from MIAA

 

Opioid pain medication from Mass Ortho

The United States is in the midst of an opioid pain medication crisis. This is a serious public health issue. Misuse of opioid pain medication can lead to addiction, overdose, and death. 

 

DISPOSE OF UNUSED OPIOID MEDICATION SAFELY

Check www.mass.gov/DrugDropbox to see if there is a permanent waste medication collection site in your town or city that you can go to right away. 

-or- Use the  DEA Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations - Search Utility to locate drug disposal locations

FDA How to dispose of unused medicines

 

OPIOID USE FINDINGS FOR  NEEDS IN OPEN CARPAL TUNNEL SURGERY ARE MINIMAL

Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Consumption Following Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.

Conclusions: Opioid consumption following CTR is more influenced by age and gender, and less influenced by anesthesia type, insurance type, or the type of opioid prescribed. Many more opioids were prescribed than needed, on an average of 5:1. Many patients, particularly older patients, do not require any opioid analgesia after CTR.

 

 

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OPIOID USE FINDINGS FOR  NEEDS IN OPEN CARPAL TUNNEL SURGERY ARE MINIMAL

 

 

MORE RESOURCES AND ARTICLES

 

Sources

1. Death by Overdose

https://www.cdc.gov/features/fighting-opioid-overdose/index.html

2. High Morbidity and Mortality

http://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=01271255-900000000-99558

3. Opioid Deaths Underestimated

https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/cdc-24-7/eis-conference/pdf/Infectious-disease-complicates-opioid-overdose-deaths.pdf

4. Increased Odds for Chronic Opioid Use

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6610a1.htm

5. Opioid Complications After Surgery

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2618383

6. Overuse Driven by Physician Prescribers?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1610524

7. Risk Index Supports Decision-making

https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/article/3062389/Validation-of-a-Screening-Risk-Index-for-Serious

8. Drug Monitoring Mandates Reduce Opioid Rxs

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/36/4/733

9. Opioids Stored Unsafely in Homes with Kids

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/02/16/peds.2016-2161

10. Three Steps to Safety

https://wire.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/3-steps-physicians-boost-safe-storage-disposal-opioids