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Use of power-law analysis to predict abuse or diversion of prescribed medications: proof-of-concept mathematical exploration

ObjectiveTo conduct a proof-of-concept study comparing Lorenz-curve analysis (LCA) with power-law (exponential function) analysis (PLA), by applying segmented regression modeling to 1-year prescription claims data for three medications—alprazolam, opioids, and gabapentin—to predict abuse and/or diversion using power-law zone (PLZ) classification.ResultsIn 1-year baseline...