Trends in Prescription Pain Medication Use by Race/Ethnicity Among US Adults With Noncancer Pain, 2000-2015.

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Summary of "Trends in Prescription Pain Medication Use by Race/Ethnicity Among US Adults With Noncancer Pain, 2000-2015."

To examine national trends in the use of various pharmacological pain medication classes by race/ethnicity among the US pain population.


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Name: American journal of public health
ISSN: 1541-0048
Pages: e1-e3


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