The newly expanded codes in ICD-10 will grant healthcare professionals greater specificity and clinical accuracy for noting procedures and diagnoses, but could also present obstacles and headaches in the transition from the previous ICD-9 codes.
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Patients who use of multiple pharmacies concurrently (pharmacy shopping) and have overlapping prescriptions for opioid medications have a greater risk of opioid overdose events.
Misinformation is common among many primary care physicians regarding the potential for abuse and misuse of opioids by patients, particularly regarding common routes of abuse.
An analysis has found moderate-quality evidence supporting the use of cannabinoids for certain types of pain, but not for other conditions such as nausea and sleep disorders.
A study indicates that use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could have a negative impact on female fertility, even with short-term use.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) announced that the general availability for the .pharmacy domain began June 3, 2015 for pharmacies and pharmacy-related entities.
Clinicians prescribing pharmacotherapies to patients with opioid use disorder are getting some help from the ASAM.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy led to changes in brain activity and improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms and quality of life.
Prolonged wearing of high-heeled shoes has been linked to injuries related to the plantarflexor (PF) and dorsiflexor (DF), but new data say they may eventually lead to muscular imbalance, a predictor of ankle injury.
A new method for measuring pediatric pain levels using novel facial pattern recognition software has been developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
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