Opioid-induced Constipation

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IBS Care Varies Widely Across the Country
Study results show significant regional variations in the types of procedures and tests administered and the number of prescriptions written for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as in the number of emergency department visits and hospital admissions.
FDA Approves Movantik for the Treatment of Opioid-induced Constipation
Movantik (naloxegol), an oral peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist, has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.
The Newest Addition to the Pain Management Arsenal: Targiniq ER
Abuse-deterrent properties, identical efficacy for pain relief, reversal of opioid-induced constipation, and theoretical tolerance mitigation may give Targiniq ER an interesting advantage over other oral opioids.
Steps for Primary Care Providers to Improve Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
One of the most common treatment courses for chronic pain is comprised of prescription opioid medications. However, concerns about drug addiction and abuse oftentimes outweigh the drugs’ pain-relieving benefits.

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