UF researchers found the number of new opioid users per month dropped 16 percent immediately after Florida House Bill 21 was implemented.
The UF measure tracks 30-day hospital readmission rates for psychiatric patients following discharge.
“Current policies to limit opioid prescriptions leave some pain patients high and dry, resulting in a new wave of unintended consequences for patients with untreated chronic pain.”
Assistant Scientist Amie Goodin, Ph.D., publishes an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health on the opioid epidemic.
Goodin’s research examined disparities in neonatal abstinence syndrome incidence and access to opioid abuse treatment in rural states compared to urban areas.