Using Caution While Prescribing Opioids for Pain
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 3&4, May 2018
Amy Bohnert, PhD
Associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Investigator at The Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Bohnert has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Dosages matter. The risk of death from an overdose with patients prescribed at least 100 mg daily morphine equivalent is about 7 times higher than a patient prescribed less than 20 mg of morphine a day.