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System deployed in 2,444 patients during 16-month period showed that 61 percent of opioid tablets remained unused
Mean opioid consumption is increased 24 months after an episode of critical care.
The purpose of this study was to examine 2017 US national and state variation in neonatal abstinence syndrome and maternal opioid-related diagnoses rates in 2017 and changes since 2010.
Most PPAs in prescribers’ practices focused on rules and consequences of noncompliance instead of on a shared treatment plan.
Access to primary care is limited for patients taking opioids for chronic pain, particularly for patients with histories suggestive of aberrant use of opioids.
There is a negative association between medical and recreational cannabis stores (dispensaries) and opioid-related mortality.
A pain management regimen that uses mostly over-the-counter medication reduces opioid exposure in trauma patients while achieving similar levels of pain control.
The authors propose evaluating which aspects of previous policy and practices for OUD should resume and which aspects of current policy and practice exemptions should continue.
Opioid use seems to contribute to the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer in the United States.
Rates of overdose deaths involving methamphetamine increased for all racial/ethnic groups from 2011 to 2018.
To learn more about the overlapping crises of the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed pain specialist Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
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