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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

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.

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.

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