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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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration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
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
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
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