Horn A, Adgent MA, Osmundson SS, Wiese AD, Phillips SE, Patrick SW, Griffin MR, Grijalva CG. Risk of Death at 1 Year Following Postpartum Opioid Exposure. American journal of perinatology. 2022 May 31. PMID: 35640619 [PubMed]
Opioids are commonly prescribed to women for acute pain following childbirth. Postpartum prescription opioid exposure is associated with adverse opioid-related morbidities but the association with all-cause mortality is not well studied. This study aimed to examine the association between postpartum opioid prescription fills and the 1-year risk of all-cause mortality among women with live births.