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Kentucky: Associations Between Buprenorphine/Naloxone and High-dose Opioid Prescribing

Dr. Huong Luu, a researcher with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, is first author of “Association between buprenorphine/naloxone and high-dose opioid analgesic prescribing in Kentucky, 2012-2017 ”, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Co-authors are Dr. Svetla Slavova, UK College of Public Health Deptartment of Biostatistics; Dr. Patricia Freeman, UK College of Pharmacy; Dr. Michelle Lofwall, College of Pharmacy; Dr. Steven Browning, College of Public Health Dept. of Epidemiology; Dr. Emily Slade, Dept. of Biostatistics; and Dr. Heather Bush, Dept. of Biostatistics.

This longitudinal study used 2012–2017 Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting data and cross-lagged structural equation analysis.

Highlights of the study include:

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