Limited information has been published on institutional determinants of prescribing opioids and their possible relationship to the opioid epidemic.
Laughter provides numerous quantifiable benefits by improving one's physiology, psychology, and general quality of life, thus positing laughter as a valuable complementary medicine option for both disease prevention and treatment.
Embedding palliative care teams into oncology care centers can be highly effective in improving pain management and integrating patient care, but requires strong support from clinical and administrative leaders.
Results indicate that more than 75% of individuals with a current opioid addiction diagnosis, as well as 28% of control participants, presented with an addiction risk score over 52.
Preliminary results suggest that this transdermal analgesic is efficacious in reducing opioid use and pain scores in patients experiencing chronic neuropathy and musculoskeletal pain.
Eastern medicine is still considered an "alternative" approach to pain care in the United States, despite extensive evidence indicating that treatments that combine Eastern and Western medicines are beneficial for patients with chronic pain.