Payments correlated with prescribing opioids in 2014 may have influenced the increased prescription rates of 2015.
PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.
Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.
Many patients reported unsafe storage and failure to dispose of opioids at one- and 6-month follow-up
Relative decrease in buprenorphine-naloxone exposure after transition to unit-dose packaging
From 2010 to 2016, synthetic opioid involvement up from 14.3 to 45.9% of opioid-related deaths
Based on data from multiple sources, many opioid-overdose deaths seem to be suicides
The use of high doses of opioids — particularly long-acting opioids — during surgery may increase the risk for 30-day readmission.
At discharge, 92.2% of patients received an opioid prescription; nearly 63% unused
Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use
Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.
Heavy use in Crohn's, heavy or moderate use in ulcerative colitis tied to increased risk of death
FDA has called on social media companies and internet service providers to take a proactive approach in curbing online selling of opioids through their platforms.
The US opioid crisis is negatively affecting children, and the rate of hospitalization and pediatric intensive care unit admission for pediatric opioid ingestions is increasing.
The rate of ER visits for suspected opioid-related overdoses has increased by a mean of 5.6% per quarter.
Compared with opioids, nonopioid treatments may be equally beneficial for patients with chronic back pain or osteoarthritis hip or knee pain.
Patients with opioid dependence or abuse may exhibit a higher prevalence of asthma compared with the general population.
A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer stated the US Food and Drug Administration.
The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is correlated with the prescription opioid use.
Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and 2 of the top 5 most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. In addition, there have been 44 reported deaths associated with the use of kratom, often in combination with other substances, Gottlieb said.
DisposeRx is a free method to safely and responsibly dispose of prescription opioids.
Duration, more than dosage, may increase the risk of misuse in opioid naïve patients.
A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.
Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.
Co-prescribing naloxone and opioids in primary care is recommended for patients who have a high risk for opioid overdose.
Current surgical and prescribing practices may have a hand in exacerbating the nation's burgeoning opioid epidemic.
Gabapentinoids may be overprescribed, in part as a response to the opioid epidemic.
The number of physicians adopting buprenorphine therapy has not kept pace with the magnitude of the opioid epidemic.
The FDA commissioned the report to provide an update on current evidence on research, care, and education in the pain field, and to identify actionable measures for the FDA to more adequately address the ongoing opioid epidemic.