Upscheduling has not led to substitution with higher strength analgesics, and has reduced the misuse of codeine‐containing preparations
As rates of problematic opioid use and overdose grow in high income countries,1 epidemiologic signals of exposure and harm have increased year by year. It is therefore encouraging to read evidence of a downward trend for one category of this complex crisis described in two papers in this issue of the Journal.2,3
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