Teens Likely to Get Opioid Rx for Headaches

The study, which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Healthanalyzed medical claims and pharmacy data from 8,373, 13- to 17-year-olds who visited a clinician for headache, which is a common ailment in adolescents.

Forty-six percent received one prescription for an opioid; 23% got two prescriptions and 29% got three or more prescriptions.

via Teens Likely to Get Opioid Rx for Headaches.

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