The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines for the management of patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
Policies have helped make naloxone more available, thus contributing to the reduction of opioid-related deaths in the U.S.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy, MD, has been removed by the Trump White House and his position filled on a temporary basis.
Changes in several measures of pain in patients suspected of opioid-induced hyperalgesia were observed after transitioning from opioids to buprenorphine.
Concurrent benzodiazepine and opioid use increased by 80% between 2001 and 2013 in the United States and significantly contributes to the overall population risk of opioid overdose.
A prescription weight-loss drug reduced the urge to use opiates like oxycodone.
Substance Use Disorder is a chronic medical condition, and should be treated like one.
Teenagers with prescription opioid exposures are more likely to have health care facility admission and serious medical outcomes than younger children.
Researchers reviewed studies that examined the role of emergency department doctors in the US opioid epidemic.
Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to 3 days or less may help patients reduce their risk of dependence and addiction.
A training program on opioid prescribing for general practice registrars was developed to improve adherence to guidelines on opioid prescribing for chronic noncancer pain.
Only a small percentage of adolescents undergoing treatment for severe opioid use disorders are receiving medication therapy to manage their condition.
An abbreviated version of the Pain Medication Attitudes Questionnaire (PMAQ-14) has been developed and tested.
Pennsylvania has adopted a multipronged approach to address the opioid crisis.
Dr Fudin discusses concerns he has regarding the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
Dr McCarberg reviewed each component of the guideline and explored how it may benefit or impede a PCP's ability to provide effective pain management.
Buprenorphine/naloxone treatment initiated in the emergency department and prolonged for 10 weeks in primary care improved treatment engagement and reduced opioid use compared with referral or brief intervention.
Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with the largest increases seen for whites and middle-aged Americans.
Patients addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings.
Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.
Most patients (85%) who discontinued long-term opioid use did so because of a clinician's, rather than a patient decision.
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