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Dentists’ prescribing of antibiotics and opioids to Medicare Part D beneficiaries: Medications of high impact to public health.

CONCLUSION:Opioids and antibiotics are the medications most prescribed by dentists. On the basis of national recommendations and results of studies from other countries, the length of therapy prescribed may be excessive. Further studies should be conducted to assess appropriateness of dental prescriptions.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:Dentistry should be considered for antibiotic and opioid stewardship interventions along with medicine. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)

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