Pain Management News

Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Patients With Rheumatic Disease Often Have Trouble Accessing Care
Purdue Files for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Crisis Suits
Continued Use Low Three Months After ED Opioid Rx for Acute Pain
Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Affect Childhood Behavior
Patient Factors May Predict Opioid Use After Discharge
Screening for Opioid-Related Low Testosterone Underused
Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Purdue Pharma Tentatively Reaches Settlement in Opioid Lawsuits
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma Expected to File for Bankruptcy
Use of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk for Hypoglycemia
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
White House Announces Nearly $2 Billion in Grants to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Cesarean Section Quality Initiative Cuts Opioid Use
Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly
CDC: January to July 2018 Saw Decrease in Opioid Deaths
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Axial SpA
Losing 20 lb Improves Knee Replacement Outcomes
DEA to Approve Dozens More Growers for Marijuana Research
OxyContin Maker Offers Up to $12 Billion to Settle Opioid Claims
Oklahoma Judge Fines Johnson & Johnson $572 Million Over Opioid Drug Crisis
Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis
Opioid Addiction Treatment Used More in States That Expanded Medicaid
Risk Factors ID'd for Worse QOL From Knee Osteoarthritis
Rx Size Predicts Persistent Opioid Use After Cardiothoracic Surgery
Facial Involvement in Primary Headaches Occurs Infrequently
Virtual Reality Program Reduces Pain in Hospitalized Patients
Use of Opioids + Cannabis Tied to Poorer Mental Health
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Evidence Supports Meds Used for Pain Relief in Pediatric Migraine
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Excess Caffeine May Be a Trigger for Episodic Migraine Headaches
No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy
Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
U.S. Hospital Patients Receive More Opioids Versus Other Countries
Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rate Higher in Urban Counties
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
New Opioid Rx Rules Coming for U.S. Employees' Health Plans
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
Work-Related Injuries Up Suicide and Drug-Related Death
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Opioid Prescribing, New Persistent Use Down After Childbirth
Online Symptom Self-Management + Telehealth Aids Pain, Mood
FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims
Filgotinib Bests Placebo in Tx of Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica
Light Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis for Some in Cancer Tx
Opioid Rx Education Insufficient for Plastic Surgery Trainees
Sleep Disorders Up Health Care Visits, Costs for Low Back Pain
Supply of Opioids Predicts Long-Term Use in Injured Workers
Music Relieves Preop Anxiety Before Peripheral Nerve Block
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades
Intranasal Sufentanil Cuts Acute Trauma Pain Treated in the ED
Opioids Commonly Prescribed in Emergency Department for Gout
Prepregnancy Surgery Linked to Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms
Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Oliceridine Studied for IV Pain Relief After Abdominoplasty
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
Galcanezumab Can Cut Frequency of Cluster Headache Attacks
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Survey Reveals Gaps in Opioid Rx Patterns of Orthopedic Surgeons
Most Adult-Use Cannabis Customers Use for Pain, Sleep Relief
DOJ Asks Congress to Permanently Classify Fentanyl-Like Drugs
Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children
Tanezumab Improves Scores for Pain, Function in Osteoarthritis
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Irritable Bowel Symptoms Tied to Intestinal, Brain Abnormalities
Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Progressive Muscle Relaxation App Tied to Fewer Migraines
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
U.S. Dentists Prescribe Opioids More Often Than U.K. Dentists
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED
Migraines in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes for Mother, Baby
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases on the Rise
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Cannabis Legalization Not Tied to Higher Health Care Utilization
Risk for Prolonged Opioid Use Up in Patients Receiving Tramadol
Prevalence of Low Back Pain About 26.4 Percent in U.S. Workers
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 22.8 Percent in U.S. Adults in 2017
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Many With Chronic Pain Achieve Remission From Suicidality
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Rates of Marijuana Use in Cancer Patients on the Rise in U.S.
FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Terminally Ill People in New Jersey Given Right to End Lives
ACR Issues Position Statements on Drug Pricing, Step Therapy
In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down
CDC Clarifies Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid
Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation
Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
One Hour of Activity/Week Helps Maintain Disability-Free Status
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Cannabis Products Used Differ for Cancer, Noncancer Patients
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Hearing Loss Before Age 50 Tied to Higher Substance Use
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
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