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Do more robust prescription drug monitoring programs reduce prescription opioid overdose?

Authors
  • Pardo, Bryce1
  • 1 School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Addiction (Abingdon, England)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
112
Issue
10
Pages
1773–1783
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/add.13741
PMID: 28009931
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

US states that have more robust prescription drug monitoring programs have fewer prescription opioid overdose deaths than states with weaker PMPs. States with medical marijuana dispensaries also report fewer opioid overdose deaths than states without these.

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