Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 6, P788-790 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2018.304349 View full text
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Jordan M. Harrison, Pooja Lagisetty, Brian D. Sites, Cui Guo, Matthew A. Davis

Abstract: To our knowledge, this is the first evidence of a narrowing divide in opioid prescribing by race. However, in the context of the national epidemic of opioid-related addiction and mortality, opioid-related risks do not appear commensurate with the purported benefits.