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Multiple opioid prescriptions among privately insured dental patients in the United States
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July 2018
Multiple or high dosage opioid prescriptions increase the risk of experiencing drug misuse and overdose. The authors examine index (first) and follow-up opioid prescriptions for 1 year among privately insured dental patients in the United States from 2010 through 2015. The authors used the 2010 through 2015 Truven Health MarketScan Research databases and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training Technical Assistance Center conversion data set. The authors analyzed index prescriptions, repeat prescriptions over 1 year, same-day multiple prescriptions, and concurrent prescriptions among dental patients. Descriptive analyses were conducted for days’ supply, quantity of opioids, daily morphine milligram equivalent (MME) dose, and total MME dose.

Key Words. Opioids; concurrent prescriptions; repeat prescriptions; dentists.

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