Opioid use declines among elderly, but still ‘substantial’

Opioid use among older Medicare beneficiaries dropped during a recent 4-year period, but a “substantial” number of these individuals were considered chronic and heavy opioid users, researchers wrote.The findings were presented during the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo.“The opioid epidemic is in a critical state in our country, even during the COVID‐19 pandemic,” Morgan Bromley, MPH, a second-year epidemiology student at the University of Memphis School of Public Health, told Healio Primary Care.Bromley and colleagues analyzed 2006 to 2017Read More

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