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Opioid Pain Reliever (OPR) Abuse

  1. Highlights of the 2009 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) findings on drug-related emergency department visits
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
    . 2010 .

  2. *Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain
    Chou R, Fanciullo GJ, Fine PG, Adler JA, Ballantyne JC, Davies P, Donovan MI, et al.
    J Pain. 2009 Feb;10(2):113-30.

  3. Prescription for peril: how insurance fraud finances theft and abuse of addictive prescription drugs
    Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.
    . 2007 .

  4. Drug overdose deaths--Florida, 2003-2009
    Goldberger B, Thogmartin J, Johnson H, Paulozzi LJ, Rudd R, Ibrahimova A.
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Jul 8;60(26):869-72.

  5. Patterns of abuse among unintentional pharmaceutical overdose fatalities
    Hall AJ, Logan JE, Toblin RL, Kaplan JA, Kraner JC, Bixler D, Paulozzi LJ.
    JAMA. 2008 Dec 10;300(22):2613-20.

  6. *Therapeutic use, abuse, and nonmedical use of opioids: a ten-year perspective
    Manchikanti L, Fellows B, Ailinani H, Pampati V.
    Pain Physician. 2010 Sep-Oct;13(5):401-35.

  7. Opioid analgesics and rates of fatal drug poisoning in the United States
    Paulozzi LJ, Ryan GW.
    Am J Prev Med. 2006 Dec;31(6):506-11.

  8. Recent changes in drug poisoning mortality in the United States by urban-rural status and by drug type
    Paulozzi LJ, Xi Y.
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Oct;17(10):997-1005.

  9. Prescribing patterns of Schedule II opioids in California workers' compensation
    Swedlow A, Ireland J, Johnson G.
    Research Update: California Workers' Compensation Institute. 2011 .

  10. Increase in fatal poisonings involving opioid analgesics in the United States, 1999-2006
    Warner M, Chen LH, Makuc DM.
    NCHS Data Brief. 2009 Sep(22):1-8.


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