Survey: Doctors, NPs, Patients Concerned About Opioid Dangers

The majority of doctors and other health professionals are very (74%) or somewhat (24%) concerned about the increased abuse, misuse, and diversion of opioid analgesics, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, a new Medscape survey shows.

But while most professionals discuss with patients how and when to take these drugs (91%) and their possible side effects (93%), far fewer (55%) discuss safe storage and proper disposal, the survey showed.

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