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Patterns of Prescription Opioid Use in Women With Endometriosis

Evaluating Prolonged Use, Daily Dose, and Concomitant Use With Benzodiazepines

Lamvu, Georgine; Soliman, Ahmed M.; Manthena, Shivaji R.; Gordon, Keith; Knight, Julie; Taylor, Hugh S.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 9 - p 526–528
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000579680.37770.00
GYNECOLOGY: OFFICE GYNECOLOGY
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(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.)

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