A drug company has reached a $1.4 billion settlement with the U.S. government over an investigation into the company’s marketing and sales of a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction.
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Older patients and African-American patients use an inpatient portal less often than younger and white patients.
Intranasal sufentanil is comparable to intravenous morphine for acute severe trauma pain treated in the emergency department.
The pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm is 6 percent across a range of medical settings globally.
However, U.S. drug overdose death rate remains about seven times higher than a generation ago
Medical marijuana laws do not appear to impact nonmedical prescription opioid use or opioid use disorder.
The number of days supplied of an initial opioid prescription is the strongest risk factor for developing long-term opioid use among previously opioid-free injured workers.
The unregulated herbal supplement known as kratom, which is mainly used for self-treating pain or mood disorders in the United States, is associated with significant toxicities.
Patients undergoing preoperative peripheral nerve block placement have a similar change in anxiolytic scores when they receive music medicine versus midazolam.
For patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, prescribing fewer tablets is associated with lower postoperative opioid consumption.
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