Overdose

Opioid, Gabapentin Combo Rx May Increase Mortality Risk

Opioid, Gabapentin Combo Rx May Increase Mortality Risk

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Both gabapentin and opioids are commonly prescribed for the treatment of pain, making the likelihood of these two agents being prescribed together high.

Balanced Pain Management and Overdose Prevention Strategies

Balanced Pain Management and Overdose Prevention Strategies

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At PAINWeek 2017, the president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators discussed ways to balance pain management needs and overdose prevention measures.

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.

Opioid/Benzodiazepine Combination Increases Risk of Overdose

Opioid/Benzodiazepine Combination Increases Risk of Overdose

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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.

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids Linked With Heroin Use in Veterans

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids Linked With Heroin Use in Veterans

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Out of 500 participants who initiated heroin use during the study period, more than 75% reported previous or current non-medical use of prescription opioid medications.

Synthetic Fentanyl Implicated in Opioid Overdose Deaths According to CDC Report

Synthetic Fentanyl Implicated in Opioid Overdose Deaths According to CDC Report

Deaths from overdoses of illicitly manufactured fentanyl have increased significantly in recent years.

Behavioral Interventions in the ED Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose

Behavioral Interventions in the ED Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose

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Combination of a motivational interviewing and enhanced brochures successful in reducing behaviors associated with opioid overdose.

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