Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 5, P666-668 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2018.304341 View full text
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Noa Krawczyk, M. Claire Greene, Rafaela Zorzanelli, Francisco I. Bastos

Abstract: Given rapid increases in opioid sales across Brazil, it is critical to introduce effective prescribing and monitoring methods that allow patients to access necessary medications without escalating risk of opioid misuse and related consequences. Careful surveillance of supply and subsequent outcomes are needed to prevent the development of another devastating opioid epidemic in the Americas.