A cautionary tale of geriatric opioid addiction
from Pain Medicine News
The older man's addiction could be traced back to an opioid prescription after hip replacement surgery, according to Micah Sobota, PharmD, BCSP, a clinical pharmacist at Coleman Behavioral Health, in Lima, Ohio. When providers refused to keep renewing his prescription, the man, then in his early 60s, started buying from drug dealers.
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