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October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce new steps to help stem the flow of prescription opioid analgesics and ease the path to treatment...
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce new steps to help stem the flow of prescription opioid analgesics and ease the path to treatment for people fighting opioid addiction.
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October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015
A new measure from Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts seeks to prevent opioid abuse and overdoses by tightening opioid prescribing practices for...
A new measure from Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts seeks to prevent opioid abuse and overdoses by tightening opioid prescribing practices for physicians.
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October 02, 2015
October 02, 2015
In New Hampshire, the Attorney General's office has announced plans to investigate a number of area pharmaceutical companies after a preliminary...
In New Hampshire, the Attorney General's office has announced plans to investigate a number of area pharmaceutical companies after a preliminary review indicated that some companies may have minimized the risk of addiction from long-term use of opioids.
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October 01, 2015
October 01, 2015
For Paul Brand, PharmD, AE-C, owner of Florence Pharmacy in Florence, MT, the prescription drug monitoring program is one of the best tools his...
Challenges of Pain
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September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015
CDC unveiled Wednesday new draft guidelines for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain. The guidelines aim to provide recommendations for the...
CDC unveiled Wednesday new draft guidelines for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain. The guidelines aim to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid analgesics for adults in primary care settings.
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September 01, 2015
August 31, 2015
Managing patients with pain requires a lot of education of both patients and providers. Patients need to understand the type of pain they have, how...
Special Pain Section
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September 01, 2015
August 31, 2015
Some prescribers feel it is their duty to provide medications to patients for pain control, but it’s the pharmacist’s responsibility to screen the...
Special Pain Section
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August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015
When clinicians are educated on how to safely prescribe opioids, it can reduce opioid misuse among chronic pain sufferers, researchers write in the...
When clinicians are educated on how to safely prescribe opioids, it can reduce opioid misuse among chronic pain sufferers, researchers write in the journal <i>Pain Medicine</i>. Boston University School of Medicine launched its Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program in 2013.
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September 01, 2015
August 28, 2015
Managing patients with pain can be complex, as patients may have different types of acute or chronic pain and other psychosocial issues. This is an...
Special Pain Section
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September 01, 2015
August 28, 2015
According to a new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, based on 2012 data, more than 125 million Americans experienced some pain...
Special Pain Section
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