(Abstracted from Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:1120–1130)
Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids has increased dramatically in recent years and is reported to be the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States. Of the more than 350,000 deaths attributed to opioid overdose since 1999, an estimated 40% involved prescription opioids.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando VA Medical Center, Orlando, FL (G.L.); AbbVie, Inc, Chicago, IL (A.M.S., S.R.M., K.G., J.K.); and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT (H.S.T.)