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Poorest Americans most likely to have used prescription opioids
Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis. Identifying the groups most affected by opioids is important because there are long-term risks from opioids even when used exactly as prescribed, she says. Policies and practices should make sure that disadvantaged groups receive information about the risks of opioids and have access to alternate pain treatments.
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