This work was funded under contract from Purdue Pharma L.P.
System theory, Drugs -- Research -- United States, Opioid abuse, Opioid abuse -- Forecasting
Population dynamics of medical and nonmedical prescription opioid usage and adverse outcomes were modeled. Critical parameter values were determined by their amount of influence on model behavior. Results suggest that closing these data gaps would help researchers to better identify ways to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes.
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