A surge in hepatitis C cases, especially in younger populations, is the hidden result of the opioid epidemic.
In addition to the crisis’ impact on families, finances, and futures, scientific evidence shows cardiovascular dangers are emerging from opioid misuse.
Screening patients for possible opioid misuse depends on the circumstances and it’s not always easy to determine. However, here are a few ways for medical professionals to screen for opioid misuse.
A summary discussion of CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.