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Patients on high doses of opioid analgesics risk overdose when tapering, study finds

A new study published in JAMA Network reveals that patients who take substantial amounts of opioid analgesics over the long term are at a greater risk of experiencing a mental health crisis or an overdose when they taper their dose.

 

Survey: One-third of consumers would ignore laws against buying from online pharmacies

According to a new survey from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) Global Foundation, almost half of Americans gamble with their lives to buy medication from online sources—even though the overwhelming majority of them operate illegally. That’s just one of the alarming findings from the organization’s 2021 survey of American perceptions and use of online pharmacies, which was commissioned from Abacus Data.

ISMP updates COVID-19 vaccine errors

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) continues to track the errors that have been reported from the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

How to talk to patients about the J&J vaccine

Patients will be coming to pharmacists with questions and concerns as the recommendation to suspend use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson, J&J) vaccine remains in place.

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