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Opioids Increase Likelihood of Road Trauma

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine investigates the effect of opioid dose on likelihood of road trauma. “Compared with very low opioid doses, drivers prescribed low doses had a 21% increased odds of road trauma (adjusted odds ratio, 1.21); those prescribed moderate doses, 29% increased odds (1.29); those prescribed high doses, 42% increased odds (1.42); and those prescribed very high doses, 23% increased odds (1.23).” The results suggest that opioids impair driving ability so caution should be used when taking prescription opioids.

Read it in JAMA Internal Medicine.