Number of filled prescriptions dropped ‘considerably’ in early days of COVID-19 pandemic

The number of individuals filling prescriptions for all medications decreased “considerably” in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.However, the number of individuals who filled prescriptions for buprenorphine “plateaued” but did not “decrease” during this period, they added.“Americans with opioid use disorder are a vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic, with recent data suggesting a substantial increase in overdoses,” Thuy D. Nguyen, PhD, a research assistant professor of healthRead More

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