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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
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Knee Pain Not Tied to Activity Levels in Knee Osteoarthritis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Acupressure Reduces Lasting Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
Four-to-Seven-Day Opioid Rx Likely Sufficient for Acute Pain Treatment
Dual Receipt of Opioids Tied to Increased Risk for OD Death
Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery
Menopause Symptoms Linked to Chronic Pain in Midlife
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Rate of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Opioid-Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Since Early 2000s, Overdose Death Rates Are Highest in U.S.
Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Acupuncture Alleviates Moderate-to-Severe Menopause Symptoms
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Higher Optimism Tied to Lower Odds of Pain After Deployment
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants
Parents Conflicted About Opioid Use in Children
Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
Long-Term Opioid Use With OA Varies Across States
Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing
Discontinuing TNFi Before Gestational Week 20 Is Feasible
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Also Benefits Chronic Pain
Patient Attitude Tied to Physical Therapy Outcomes
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Many Medical Cannabis Users Drive While Under the Influence
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain
Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Communication
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
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