Fortunately, among the 12 guidelines on opioid prescribing available, there is substantial concordance. ... Chronic opioids are one of the leading causes for hypogonadism in men,” she said.
This column reviews a warning on opioid pain drugs and cough medicines combined with benzodiazepines and approval of a new drug to treat multiple inflammatory diseases. ... This update covers new warnings on the entire class of opioids and approval of
QD: News Every Day--FDA eyes mandatory opioid training for prescribers, pushes voluntary education for now
New FDA policies on opioid prescribing seek continuing education, and eventually, mandatory training, for prescribers of opioids, the agency announced. ... Education will include information on how to recognize evidence of, and the potential for, opioid
QD: News Every Day--Impressions of drug-seeking behavior drive ER providers' opioid prescribing. ... of patients (n=35) receiving opioids not previously planned and 3% (n=16) no longer receiving opioids.
Doctors and the opioid epidemic. I am against all forms of bodily pain, both foreign and domestic. ... The consequences of this approach have exploded. Narcotics and opioids are addictive agents.
QD: News Every Day--Taking opioid analgesics for longer spans may lead to depression. ... The risk of development of depression may increase when patients are on opioid analgesics longer, a study found.
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immunization, atrial fibrillation, chronic pain and safe opioid prescribing, and diabetes.
Of the respondents, 855 (30.7%, percentage adjusted for sampling strategy) reported having a physician source of opioids. ... ACP Internist outlined the physician's role in monitoring for opioid abuse in its May issue, including a guide to available
Stopping the spread of disease, overdose deaths from opioid use. ... We've known for decades how to fight opioid overdoses and how to slow the spread of disease from IV drug use.
When the US opioid epidemic causes a Serratia outbreak. We are in the midst of an almost unprecedented opioid epidemic in the U.S. ... Given the current opioid epidemic, we should expect an increase in hospital outbreaks associated with narcotic diversion