Given the increased risk for opioid-related problems among patients with psychiatric diagnoses, the investigators advised a more cautious approach to prescribing that integrates expertise from mental health clinicians.
Researchers examined the incidence, prevalence and trends for opioid prescriptions in patients with osteoarthritis.
Exposure to controlled-release hydromorphone, an opioid that can be abused through crushing and injection, is associated with an increased risk for infective endocarditis among people who inject drugs.
Prescription drug monitoring program data from individual states show a decline in opioid prescribing rates in 11 participating states from 2010 to 2016.
A small proportion of providers account for almost half of all opioid doses and about one-quarter of opioid prescriptions.
Since patients with chronic diseases are often prescribed opioids, researchers sought to examine the association between opioid-related hospitalization and patients with chronic disease. Since patients with chronic diseases are often prescribed opioids, researchers sought to examine the association between opioid-related hospitalization and patients with chronic disease.
Researchers looked at data for 18,318 physicians who received opioid use disorder medication promotions, totaling $9.6 million during the study period.
The FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted against (2 “yes”, 24 “no”) the approval of Aximris XR
As a result of the vote, Nektar has decided to withdraw the New Drug Application for oxycodegol and to cease further development of the product.
Patients perception of poor sleep differ from EEG-reported results.