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Older Adults’ Experiences with Opioid Prescriptions

This study asked adults age 50-80 about their use of opioids for pain management, perceptions of opioid policies, and the education they received about the drugs and their disposal. More than one in four older adults (29%) said they filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication for themselves within the past two years. Nearly half had leftover opioid medication, raising important concerns about misuse or abuse and highlighting the importance of communication with healthcare professionals.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70669

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Opportunities to Enhance Community-Based Medication Management Strategies for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

The Center for Health Care Strategies released a new report on promising community-based medication management strategies. Many Americans have complicated drug regimens which can be difficult to manage and may result in unintended medication errors. This paper is based off of literature reviews and interviews and discusses opportunities for enhanced community management of medication complexity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70586

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