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Emerging evidence indicates that the placebo effect can in some instances reduce patients' pain. The current debate is whether clinicians need to disclose to patients that they are using placebos instead of active ingredients.
Up to 85% of amputees experience phantom limb pain: sensations in the missing limb that patients may describe as burning, cramping, tingling, itching, stabbing, throbbing, or a feeling of "pins and needles."
Adults who received pharmacologic treatment for opioid use disorder following a non-fatal overdose may have a reduced risk for opioid-related and all-cause mortality in the subsequent 12 months compared with adults who did not receive medication-assisted treatment.
The use of non-opioid analgesic therapies is increasing among ED physicians.
Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations have not yet been widely accepted despite their proposed value in reducing opioid abuse and related mortality. Many of the current barriers to broader use are related to their higher cost compared with conventional formulations.
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