Division of Pharmacoepidemiology Archives
Serious pneumococcal infections increase the risk of heart attack
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that patients with serious pneumococcal infections, including pneumonia and sepsis, are at a substantially increased risk of heart attack after the onset of infection.
Filling multiple opioid prescriptions after childbirth associated with maternal death risk
Jun. 9, 2022—In a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, women who filled two or more prescriptions for opioids after childbirth faced a 46% greater risk of death than women who did not.
Study finds increased risk of serious opioid events in mothers, regardless of dose
Apr. 26, 2021—A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers finds that new mothers who receive opioids after uncomplicated vaginal births face an increased risk of serious opioid-related events regardless of the opioid dosage, a finding that could significantly impact care delivery.