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Overdose risk among youth with family members prescribed opioids

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: In this study of 72,000 adolescents and young adults, higher risk of youth overdose was associated with exposure to family members with opioid prescriptions and young people's own opioid prescriptions.

Authors: Anh P. Nguyen, Ph.D., of the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, is the corresponding author.

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(10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.1018)

Editor's Note:  The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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