Researchers found a significant reduction in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women following public health advisories.
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The FDA has approved the Senza System, a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs.
Rates of both prescription opioid overdoses and dispensing of prescription opioid pain relievers dropped substantially after the introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone HCI (OxyContin; Purdue Pharma).
A study reports that just over half of older adults surveyed in the United States reported taking aspirin daily, despite the fact that routine use for primary prevention of heart attack or stroke is not recommended.
In a new survey, nearly 75% of physicians believe that state prescription drug monitoring programs have led to a reduction in the prescribing of opioids.