Opioid Prescribing After Childbirth and Risk for Serious Opioid-Related Events: A Cohort Study

Tennessee study (20,9215 births) found 10.5% & 24.4% of vaginal and caesarean births involved filling of a second post-partum opioid prescription, and there was an increased risk of persistent opioid misuse and substance misuse diagnosis in patients prescribed further opioids.


Annals of Internal Medicine