An Asian-Language Smokers Quitline (ASQ) reaches Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese speakers nationwide, and most callers receive medication and counseling, according to a study published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Mayo Clinic researchers found that one in four patients prescribed an opioid for the first time progress to long-term prescriptions.
Patients who use of multiple pharmacies concurrently (pharmacy shopping) and have overlapping prescriptions for opioid medications have a greater risk of opioid overdose events, according to a study in The Journal of Pain.
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