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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

Counterfeit Botox Discovered in the U.S.

The FDA is alerting healthcare providers and the public that counterfeit Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A; Allergan) has been found in the United States and may have been distributed to doctors' offices and clinics.

Many Taking Daily Aspirin May Not Need It, Reports Study

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports that just over half of older adults surveyed in the United States reported taking aspirin daily, despite the fact that routine use for primary prevention of heart attack or stroke is not recommended.

Meta-Analysis: Valgus Knee Bracing Helps Pain in Knee OA

For patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), valgus knee bracing is associated with improvements in pain.

Aspirin Evaluated for Reducing Prostate Cancer Mortality

Aspirin use does not appear to reduce the risk of mortality associated with prostate cancer, according to new research.

The Rx Opioid Epidemic Is Affecting Infants Too

Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found that most babies exposed to opioid pain relievers were more likely to be preterm, have complicated births, low birth weight, and have meconium aspiration syndrome and respiratory distress.

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