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Rising opioid prescription fulfillment among non-cancer and non-elderly patients—Israel’s alarming example

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  • Contributors OM, DZ, TS, RDB, LE, and BSF conceived the study, which was designed by OM and BSF and approved by DZ, TS, RDB, and LE. Data were acquired by OM and analyzed by OM and TS, and all authors interpreted it. The report was drafted by OM and BSF, and all authors critically revised it. All authors contributed to and approved the final report, and OM is the study guarantor.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by Institutional Review Board of Clalit Health Services as a retrospective analysis of existing data without contacting or disseminating results to participants.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.