A calculated risk.

Veterans are a particularly vulnerable population living amidst the opioid crisis. This retrospective look at over 100K U.S. Veteran cancer survivors reveals predictors of opioid abuse that persists long after active cancer treatment comes to an end. These include being young, white, unemployed, poor, depressed, a recipient of chemo, and a user of other drugs—given all that, can you really blame them for that last one? If you’re still waiting for the revelation, here it is: their easy-to-use calculator can quantify potential need for opioid abuse risk mitigation. | Vitzthum, J Natl Cancer Inst 2019


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