Table 3

Unadjusted Abuse Risk, Abuse Risk per 100,000 Prescriptions, and Total Number of Prescriptions per 100,000

Compound

Abuse Risk

(+) Abuse Risk

per 100,000 Prescriptions£

Total Number of Prescriptions per 100,000


hydrocodone

0.473

0.0022

585.620


IR oxycodone

0.375

0.0055

211.821


IR fentanyl

0.005

0.0114

1.212


IR hydromorphone

0.072

0.0129

18.433


IR morphine

0.047

0.0220

6.675


IR oxymorphone

0.003

0.0150

0.706


ER oxycodone

0.374

0.0320

37.167


ER fentanyl

0.044

0.0063

22.934


Methadone

0.278

0.0411

20.028


ER morphine

0.091

0.0111

26.059


ER oxymorphone

0.017

0.0177

2.896


£To show the differences in prescription-adjusted risks, it was necessary to round to the 4th decimal place due to the magnitude of the prescription volume for some compounds.

Butler et al. Harm Reduction Journal 2011 8:29   doi:10.1186/1477-7517-8-29

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