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DATA RESOURCE: Analyzing Prescription Data and Morphine Milligram Equivalents

Tuesday, October 18, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Alonso
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Analyzing Prescription Data and Morphine Milligram Equivalents

CDC’s Injury Center has compiled a listing of medications at the National Drug Code level to help with analyzing prescription data for the purpose of preventing prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. In addition to prescription benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, stimulants, and zolpidem, the file contains opioids with their oral morphine milligram equivalent (MME) conversion factors. The following information is provided for all drugs: product name, generic name, master form, DEA Schedule, strength, and unit of measure. Please see the Documentation for the MME per day formula.

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