Correction: Chronic Noncancer Pain Management and Opioid Overdose. Ann Intern Med. 2010;152:408. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-6-201003160-00023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(6):408.
The editorial by McLellan and Turner (1) states that “Opioid overdose is among the most common causes of death nationwide.” Reference 3 gave a total of 9798 deaths from opioids plus cocaine in 2004. Because some deaths were due to cocaine use, the number of opioid deaths was fewer than 9798.
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