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An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, July 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#43 of 448)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (75th percentile)

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Title
An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, July 2018
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s166915
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Authors

Jeremy Adler, Theresa Mallick-Searle

Abstract

Despite advances in the treatment of severe intractable pain, opioids remain a critical and appropriate component of treatment. However, abuse, misuse, and diversion of prescription opioids are significant public health concerns. Opioid abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) are one component of an opioid risk management plan to manage patient's pain relief and quality of life while offering some protection against potentially harmful consequences of opioids from misuse and abuse. Opioid ADFs are designed to make manipulation more difficult and administration via non-oral routes less appealing. There are currently nine extended-release and one immediate-release opioid pain medications with US Food and Drug Administration-approved ADF labeling. All use physical/chemical barriers or agonist/antagonist combinations to deter manipulation and abuse. Evidence suggests that opioid ADFs decrease rates of abuse and diversion of opioids in the USA; however, some opioid ADFs are not yet commercially available or have not been on the market long enough to undergo post-marketing data analyses. Opioid ADFs along with the use of prescription drug monitoring programs, clinical assessment tools, toxicology testing, and co-prescribing of naloxone are all tools that can be used to reduce opioid abuse. Patient education on the risks of abuse and diversion is vital and includes a discussion of appropriate use of medication and proper storage. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are on the "front lines" in battling opioid abuse and serve a key role in recognizing and mitigating the risks of prescription opioid diversion, abuse, and misuse (intentional and unintentional) and in identifying patients at risk for abuse while still providing pain relief to patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Master 3 10%
Lecturer 2 6%
Librarian 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 11 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 7 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 10%
Psychology 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 12 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 October 2018.
All research outputs
#1,879,430
of 16,578,610 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#43
of 448 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,094
of 279,015 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#3
of 8 outputs
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