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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

Educating Clinicians on Safe Opioid Prescribing Part of New HHS Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a targeted initiative, including educational initiatives for healthcare professionals, to reduce prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death, and dependence.

Oxaydo for Pain Management Coming Soon

Egalet announced plans to launch Oxaydo (oxycodone HCl) tablets for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate.

Look-a-Like Injectables Prompt ASHP, ISMP to Issue National Alert

The ASHP and ISMP have issued a National Alert for Serious Medications Errors regarding potentially dangerous mix-ups of neostigmine injection and phenylephrine injection.

Deep Brain Stimulation Associated With Lasting Pain Relief in Parkinson's

For patients with Parkinson's disease, subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) is associated with lasting improvement in pain, although new pain can develop during follow-up.

Study: Abuse, Addiction, Poisoning Diagnoses Decrease with Reformulated Oxycontin

New data presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 31st Annual Meeting shows a reduction in abuse, addiction, and opioid poisoning diagnoses following the introduction of reformulated Oxycontin (oxycodone HCl extended-release tablets; Purdue Pharma).

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