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By Jacquelyn Gray
Emergency physicians may see an increase in heroin overdoses that are actually tied to acetyl fentanyl, a legal opiate with effects mirroring heroin.
By Rachel Lutz
Diabetic neuropathic pain can be controlled with a low-fat vegan diet, according to research presented at the American Association of Diabetic Educators Annual Meeting.
By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Rescheduling hydrocodone combination products to the more-restrictive schedule II will impact clinicians and patients suffering with chronic pain, but will it have the desired effect on the misuse and abuse of these products?
Opioid use is common among disabled Medicare beneficiaries under 65 years of age, according to research published in the September issue of Medical Care.
By Jeannette Wick
A perioperative dose of pregabalin can reduce pain after an oculoplastic eyelid procedure, according to the results of a small study.
By Rachel Lutz
The cannabis-based multiple sclerosis drug Sativex has been recommended for use in Wales, making it the first in the United Kingdom to do so. The drug awaits final approval from the government.
A defined process is necessary to help physicians hire the right staff for their practice, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
By Jeanette Wick
As more pediatric surgical procedures being conducted as same-day procedures, parents are assuming responsibility for their children’s immediate post-operative pain management.
Physicians and health care providers must be aware of their potential liability when ordering screening tests, according to an article published July 24 in Medical Economics.
Orthopedic trauma patients who seek multiple narcotic providers postoperatively are at greater risk of prescription drug abuse, according to research published in the Aug. 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
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