Posts Tagged ‘opioids’

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at kellermi@usc.edu or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

October 18th, 2019

Young people treated in general emergency departments more likely to be prescribed opioids

Researchers say young people seen in a general emergency department are three times more likely to be given an opioid prescription compared with similar young people treated in pediatric emergency departments. Contact: Stephanie Hedt at (213) 821-4555 or hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Children, adolescents and young adults treated in pediatric […]

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October 8th, 2019

Researchers investigate why certain brains are more vulnerable to addiction

Study authors say advancements in brain science can help identify vulnerable individuals before they’re exposed to addictive substances like opioids.  Contact: Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu In a report published today, researchers in neuroscience, addiction and behavioral health laid out the latest research into what makes individuals vulnerable to substance abuse and dependency, […]

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