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February 4th 2023
An international review of data show certain antidepressants may benefit conditions like fibromyalgia, but many trials are actually inconclusive.
After undergoing arthroscopic knee or shoulder surgery, patients treated with an opioid-sparing postoperative pain management protocol had reduced opioid use compared with standard treatment.
CDC investigators stated that the expansion of telehealth strategies is “urgently needed” to provide medications for opioid use disorder because it could increase retention in care and improve outcomes for OUD.
Since the delivery of these medications were disrupted during the pandemic, members of racial and ethnic minority groups experienced an increased risk of opioid overdose, compared with White individuals.
Presence of chronic liver disease, prior use of gabapentin and being discharged to a long-term hospital or rehabilitation center are among some of the factors associated with a new opioid use disorder diagnosis.
From the struggle of obtaining insurance approvals to addressing the nationwide shortage of rheumatologists, Dr. Baker Frost talks about her experience treating patients with autoimmune disease.
The Director of Policy and Advocacy for the US Pain Foundation addresses the important changes made to the updated draft of the CDC Clinical Practical Guideline for Prescribing Opioids 2022.
A summarization of the in-depth review, editorial and synopsis provided by multiple experts after revising the updates to the VA/DoD joint clinical practice guideline for substance use disorders.
The use and legalization of cannabis products has been increasing in the US for a variety of medical concerns. Investigators aim to better understand the risks and benefits of owning a medical marijuana card.