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Association of Opioid Overdose Risk Factors and Naloxone Prescribing in US Adults

  • Among those who filled naloxone, 94% were patients who had received an opioid during the study period¬†¬†
  • < 2% of patients in overdose risk factor groups filled naloxone
  • Despite increases in naloxone prescribing, the prevalence of naloxone fills by patients at high risk of overdose remains minimal
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Lin LA, Brummett CM, Waljee JF, Englesbe MJ, Gunaseelan V, Bohnert ASB. Association of Opioid Overdose Risk Factors and Naloxone Prescribing in US Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(2):420-427. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05423-7