Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing in the Elderly: What Are the Risks?

Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing in the Elderly: What Are the Risks?

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Dr Gould covered the risks of co-prescribing benzodiazepines and opioids, particularly for elderly patients, and proposed therapeutic alternatives at PAINWeek 2017.

Overdose: Mitigating the Legal Risk

Overdose: Mitigating the Legal Risk

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Jennifer Bolen, JD, provides PAINWeek 2017 attendees with information on risk reduction and response to medication overdose events.

Fracture Risk and Psychotropic Medication Use

Fracture Risk and Psychotropic Medication Use

Mental disorders and psychotropic medication use are associated with an increased risk for fracture but are not fully captured by a tool used to assess fracture risk in the general population.

Clobazam for Low Back Pain

Clobazam for Low Back Pain

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Clobazam is more effective than placebo in reducing low back pain.

New Prescribing Information Released for Hundreds of FDA-Approved Opioids

New Prescribing Information Released for Hundreds of FDA-Approved Opioids

Throughout 2016, the FDA has announced requirements for manufacturers to create new product labeling information for a variety of opioid medications.

Are Muscle Relaxants Effective for Treating Low Back Pain?

Are Muscle Relaxants Effective for Treating Low Back Pain?

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Meta-analysis shows muscle relaxants are effective in reducing acute but not chronic low back pain.

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