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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FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids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.

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.

More New Yorkers Taking Opiates to Treat Back Pain

More New Yorkers Taking Opiates to Treat Back Pain

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

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.