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Morphine Lacks Efficacy for RA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Morphine Lacks Efficacy for RA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, morphine has anti-hyperalgesic effects comparable with placebo.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

For patients presenting to the emergency department in pain, who are subsequently admitted to the hospital, the cost per hour in moderate or severe pain averted is higher for patient-controlled analgesia vs standard care.

New Treatment for Opioid-Induced Constipation

New Treatment for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Naldemedine, a recently approved agent for opioid-induced constipation, showed good safety and significantly higher responder rates than placebo in a couple of 12-week, international, randomized trials.

Behavioral Interventions in the ED Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose

Behavioral Interventions in the ED Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose

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

Product Sterility Concerns Prompt Recall of Certain Pain Medications

Product Sterility Concerns Prompt Recall of Certain Pain Medications

These compounded sterile products are used for a variety of indications and are packaged in bags, syringes and cad cassettes.

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.

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

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

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

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

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.