Compared with other short acting opioids, patients prescribed tramadol may be at greater risk of prolonged use following surgery, according to a study published in The BMJ.
Anxiety sensitivity may represent an additional treatment target in patients with chronic pain who misuse opioid medications.
Researchers examined the proportions of nurse practitioners and physician assistants with waivers to prescribe buprenorphine and the association with state regulations that restrict their scope of practice.
Machine-learning algorithms that incorporate administrative data and deep learning may be effective for predicting risk for opioid overdose and for identifying patients at low risk for overdose.
In onsite HCV care delivered to PWID in opioid agonist therapy programs, a greater adherence was associated with directly observed therapy when compared with self-administered individual treatment.
From 2009 to 2015, the prevalence of methadone use decreased and buprenorphine use increased among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
In addition to maintenance treatment, mutual-help groups can be helpful for individuals with prescription opioid dependence.
The duration and prescribing rate of opioids increased between 2006 and 2017.
Fifty-three medical professionals, including 31 doctors, are among the 60 people charged by U.S. authorities for their alleged involvement in the illegal prescribing and distribution of opioid painkillers.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified that the new guideline on prescribing opioids for chronic pain is not meant to limit access to appropriate pain management.