Existing opioid prescriptions drive increase in prescription rates in GI conditions

Existing opioid prescriptions drive increase in prescription rates in GI conditions

Opioid prescriptions rates for gastrointestinal conditions continue to increase, with renewals of existing prescriptions being the main driver, according to a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“In this population-based national study, opioid prescription rates for GI conditions have continued to increase in recent years despite mounting public pressures to address the opioid epidemic,” Wendi G. LeBrett, MD, from the department of medicine and Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University ofRead More

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