Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

By Brian P. Dunleavy March 27 (UPI) — Adolescents and young adults with family members on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely as others to overdose on the pain medications, a new study has found. In results published Friday by JAMA Network Open, researchers note that young people who have access to these drugs from family members may misuse them, perhaps in unsafe amounts. Additionally, … Continue reading Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids