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Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Erelzi, a biosimilar for Enbrel, treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Over-The-Counter Pain Med May Impede Ability to Empathize

Over-The-Counter Pain Med May Impede Ability to Empathize

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Acetaminophen may impede the ability to recognize and empathize with others' pain.

Cutting Brand-Name Drugs Could Save US $73 Billion

Cutting Brand-Name Drugs Could Save US $73 Billion

The US spends more on medications than any other country.

Shortages of Acute, Non-Acute Drugs Continues in US

Shortages of Acute, Non-Acute Drugs Continues in US

Despite legislation, there is a longer wait time for vital acute-care medications.

Low-Dose Aspirin: Improved Survival for Certain Cancers

Low-Dose Aspirin: Improved Survival for Certain Cancers

Improved odds seen for patients with colon, prostate, or breast tumors, but research isn't definitive.

Daily Pain Variations: A Weak Link to Opioid Craving

Daily Pain Variations: A Weak Link to Opioid Craving

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Craving is known to be influenced by patient-specific variables such as sex, negative affect, and history of SUD,but few studies have examined the impact of day-to-day changes in pain intensity.

Aspirin Recommended for Certain Adults to Prevent CVD, CRC

Aspirin Recommended for Certain Adults to Prevent CVD, CRC

Benefits for primary prevention of CVD, CRC for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.

Survey: Nearly 50% of Patients Lack NSAID Awareness

Survey: Nearly 50% of Patients Lack NSAID Awareness

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New research suggests that Americans lack a basic understanding of NSAIDs.

E-Prescribing Associated With Fewer Medication Errors, Adverse Effects

E-Prescribing Associated With Fewer Medication Errors, Adverse Effects

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For practitioners who are interested in implementing an e-prescribing system, Dr Hurford suggests that they seek feedback from colleagues.

Using Ibuprofen After Surgery: Does It Increase Bleeding Risk?

Using Ibuprofen After Surgery: Does It Increase Bleeding Risk?

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New research suggests that ibuprofen does not increase the risk of bleeding after plastic surgery procedures.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

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The FDA has announced the steps it plans to take in order to expand the use of abuse-deterrent opioids.

White House Continues Efforts to Curb Opioid, Heroin Abuse

White House Continues Efforts to Curb Opioid, Heroin Abuse

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President Barack Obama will announce new public and private initiatives directed at curbing opioid abuse across the country.

Do Physicians Prescribe Opioids for Longer Than CDC Advises?

Do Physicians Prescribe Opioids for Longer Than CDC Advises?

While 99% exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write a prescription for a full month.

Are Older Patients at Risk for Dangerous Drug Interactions?

Are Older Patients at Risk for Dangerous Drug Interactions?

Many do not tell their doctors, putting them at risk for dangerous drug interactions.

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

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New research reviews nationwide patterns of painkiller prescribing following surgical tooth extraction.

More New Yorkers Taking Opiates to Treat Back Pain

More New Yorkers Taking Opiates to Treat Back Pain

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New research suggests that more upstate New Yorkers with back pain are undergoing surgery and taking prescription opioids, despite the availability of noninvasive treatments.

CDC Releases Guideline for PCPs Prescribing Opioids to Patients With Chronic Pain

CDC Releases Guideline for PCPs Prescribing Opioids to Patients With Chronic Pain

The CDC has issued guidelines for primary care providers who prescribe opioids for chronic pain.

Assessing Opioids Prescribed After Low-Risk Surgical Procedures

Assessing Opioids Prescribed After Low-Risk Surgical Procedures

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To understand patterns of postoperative opioid prescribing over time, researchers examined the trends of commonly-prescribed opioids after low-risk surgical procedures in the United States.

Clinical Dilemmas: Prescribing Opioids Concurrently With Medical Cannabis

Clinical Dilemmas: Prescribing Opioids Concurrently With Medical Cannabis

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Does your pain clinic currently allow the use of cannabis in combination with opioid medication? If so, has a maximum THC threshold been identified? How have your patients responded to such treatment?

Rethinking Strong Opioids for Noncancer Pain

Rethinking Strong Opioids for Noncancer Pain

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Are we overestimating the efficacy of step III analgesics?

Does Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Reduce Risk of Cancer Types?

Does Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Reduce Risk of Cancer Types?

Effect was seen most strongly with colon, gastrointestinal tumors.

Can Monitoring Programs Improve Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care?

Can Monitoring Programs Improve Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care?

Patient monitoring and pain specialist support can help primary care practitioners better manage their patients taking opioids for chronic pain.

Characteristics Predictive of Opioid Nonadherence

Characteristics Predictive of Opioid Nonadherence

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Understanding factors that influence medication nonadherence may guide clinicians in implementing adherence strategies.

Preventing Liver Damage From Acetaminophen

Preventing Liver Damage From Acetaminophen

Effect seen in histological, plasma analysis by preventing mitochondrial changes.

Do Cannabis Tourists Need Point-of-Sale Education?

Do Cannabis Tourists Need Point-of-Sale Education?

After legalization, pot-related ER visits increased faster for visitors than for Colorado residents.

Peripheral Neuropathy Severity Associated With Lower Vitamin D Levels

Peripheral Neuropathy Severity Associated With Lower Vitamin D Levels

The severity of peripheral neuropathy is associated with lower vitamin D levels among patients with multiple myeloma.

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Continue to Rise

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Continue to Rise

Overdose death rate also increased but leveled out after 2010.

Using Low-Dose Naltrexone in Fibromyalgia

Using Low-Dose Naltrexone in Fibromyalgia

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Clinicians treating patients with fibromyalgia may want to consider LDN as a treatment option.

The Frequency of Naloxone Use in the Hospital

The Frequency of Naloxone Use in the Hospital

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As opioid overdoses continue to become an increasingly common occurrence in the health care setting, clinicians may want to begin tracking these instances by evaluating Naloxone use in the hospital.

What the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Mean for Primary Care Physicians

What the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Mean for Primary Care Physicians

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Clinical Pain Advisor met up with Dr Erin E Krebs at AAPM's annual meeting after her discussion on what opioids mean for the primary care physician in 2016 to discuss the CDC's guidelines for prescribing opioids in patients with chronic pain.

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