The researchers observed a 54 percent decrease in the monthly incidence of initial opioid prescriptions among enrollees who had not used opioids.
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The number of adults reporting the use of strategies, such as requesting a lower-cost medication or not using medication as prescribed, to reduce prescription drug costs remained stable in 2015 to 2017.
Patients who use a simple waiting room tool are more prepared and more likely to begin heir primary care visit by communicating their top priorities.
Menopause symptoms are associated with chronic pain among midlife female veterans.
An opioid supply for seven or fewer days might be sufficient for most patients seen in primary care settings for acute pain who appear to need opioid analgesics.
From 2014 to 2017, there was an improvement in burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration among U.S. physicians.
Since the early 2000s, the United States has had the highest drug overdose death rates among its peer countries.
The demand for naloxone is relatively inelastic with respect to changes in its out-of-pocket price, and conversion to an over-the-counter medication is expected to increase naloxone pharmacy sales.
Drivers’ use of prescription opioids is associated with initiation of fatal two-vehicle crashes independent of alcohol use.
From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined.