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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Pharmacology
Opioid Addiction
American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN 13: 
9781610021944
ISBN 10: 
1610021940
Category: 
ConsHlth: Pharmacology
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
American Academy of Pediatrics
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Active
Imprint: 
American Academy of Pediatrics
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Pages: 
144
Weight: 
0.75
Retail Price: 
49.00
Quantity On Hand: 
2
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Synopsis:
he opioid crisis has become far more serious than some of the other epidemics the country has faced. Patients are being prescribed opioids for pain too often and for too long, with insufficient oversight in terms of administering the drug, which can lead to abuse. In addition, if an adult is prescribed 30 days of opioids but uses the medication for only two days, the rest of it may sit in a medicine cabinet. If a teen has access to the leftovers, there is potential for abuse. So, what alternatives to opioids are available to pediatricians caring for patients in pain? This collection of timely AAP journal articles, blog posts, and policy explores the risks and possible solutions. Adapted from AAP News article "Opioid Crisis a 'Silent Killer': What Pediatricians Can Do" from September 15, 2017.

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