Rapid Rx Quiz: Opioids

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


July 08, 2022

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US deaths from drug overdoses rose significantly in 2021, with fentanyl deaths rising from 57,834 in 2020 to 71,238 in 2021. This serious issue and the connection between overdoses and both prescription and illicit opioids has fueled understandable caution. This includes increased scrutiny of clinical practice guidelines because opioids remain critical for pain management in certain situations.

Do you know key recommendations, warnings, and clinical concerns related to the appropriate use of opioids? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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