Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Study Reveals High Rates of Opioid Prescriptions and Excessive Dosing in Dialysis Patients


* From 2006 to 2010, almost two thirds of US dialysis patients received at least one opioid prescription every year and >20% received chronic prescriptions.
* More than 25% of dialysis patients using opioids received doses exceeding recommendations
* Use of opioid medications was linked with higher risks of early death, discontinuation of dialysis, and the need for hospitalization in dialysis patients.