In this article for the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (now JAMA Pediatrics), the author discusses two articles, by McCabe, et al. and Meier et al., but also raises two questions about the issues of opioid abuse and adolescents. He asks, "What is the role of parents and what is the role of the prescriber, and others, in educating parents about the potential hazards of opioids, the relative need for them, how to safeguard them at home, and the need to dispose of unused medications immediately?"
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Banta-Green. CJ. Adolescent Abuse of Pharmaceutical Opoids Raises Questions About prescribing and prevention. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012; 166(9): 865-866. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.590.