Guidelines for pharmacological prophylaxis of migraines chart
Researchers assessed opioid prescription patterns among patients with rheumatic diseases.
Patients with hand osteoarthritis reported higher painful joint counts compared with nurse assessments.
Problems with alcohol or cannabis use may be uniquely associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to study results published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. A total of 440 adults (mean age, 38.44 years) who reported current moderate to severe chronic pain and opioid use were assessed for substance abuse…
Patients “found down” after an opioid overdose were found to have a high rate of surgical complications and poor recovery of function.
The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA) should be updated to keep pace with the current state of the opioid crisis, according to a commentary published in National Academy of Medicine Perspectives. The authors suggest that removing X-waiver requirements would allow healthcare providers to better assist patients with opioid use disorder. DATA successfully expanded access to…
The relatively recent submissions by state policymakers requesting to close their Medicaid formularies highlighted ethical concerns regarding access and treatment of patients who are poor or vulnerable.
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