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UAMS Study Finds Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

Aug. 16, 2017 | The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers. “Compared to someone prescribed two days versus seven days, that person with a seven-day supply is twice as likely to [...]

By | 2017-08-16T11:09:08+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Research, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Study Finds Opioid Supply of Three Days or Less Reduces Likelihood of Chronic Opioid Use

March 27, 2017 | By prescribing for a patient an opioid supply of three days or less, a health care professional can reduce the likelihood of a patient’s chronic opioid use one to three years later, according to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research. In a report published online March 17 in the Centers [...]

By | 2017-03-27T10:57:21+00:00 March 27th, 2017|University News|0 Comments