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Opioid Rx With State Drug Monitoring

In a new survey, nearly 75% of physicians believe that state prescription drug monitoring programs have led to a reduction in the prescribing of opioids.

Clinicians Increasingly Ignoring Guidelines for Headaches

Clinicians are increasingly ordering advanced diagnostic imaging and referring patients to other physicians for the management of headache, despite recommendations in evidence-based guidelines against these practices.

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Prevalence, Characteristics of Persistent Pain

Estimated rates of chronic pain and measurements for assessment vary significantly in published research, making it difficult to identify potentially unmet needs for pain management.

Prescription Painkillers Fueling ER Overdose Cases

A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications.

Diabetic Neuropathy Patients, Risk of Falls

When walking up and down stairs, patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are slower at generating strength at the ankle and knee compared to control participants, which may increase the risk of falls.

Weight-Loss Surgery, Severe Headache Risk

After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches.

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half

Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same.

News

Study Reports Opioid-Induced Constipation Significant in Pain Patients

Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is significant among noncancer pain patients, according to a new study.

Movantik for Opioid-Induced Constipation Launched

AstraZeneca announced the launch of Movantik (naloxegol) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May Increase Migraine Risk, and Vice Versa

Patients with one are more than twice as likely to have the other

Opioid Misuse Greater Than Addiction Rates, Review Reports

A review appearing in the journal Pain estimates that between 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused and rates of addiction range from 8 to 12 percent.

Ice May Hinder, Not Help, After Muscle Injury

Contrary to popular advice, applying ice after a muscle impact injury may not contribute to angiogenesis and muscle regeneration and could actually delay recovery.

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