The Impact of California Wildfires on Patient Access to Prescription Opioids
Tseregounis, I.E., Delcher, C., Stewart, S.L., et al. (2022). The Impact of California Wildfires on Patient Access to Prescription Opioids. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. S1544-3191(22)00150-9.
The authors of this article conducted a retrospective study using ZIP code tabulation areas to assess whether the Camp and Tubbs fires in California were associated with disrupted access to prescription opioids for patients receiving long-term opioid medications. Access to prescription opioids was greatly challenging for patients living in areas that were most affected by the Camp Fire; disruptions due to the Tubbs Fire were far less severe.