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Depression, COPD increase risk for persistent opioid use in patients with IBD

Posted: November 19 2018

New persistent opioid use is becoming increasingly common among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for patients with mental health disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Mohamed Noureldin, MD, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Michigan Medicine, and colleagues wrote, that previous studies have identified IBD itself […]

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