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December 05, 2017
December 05, 2017
In September, JAMA Surgery published online evidence-based recommendations for optimizing the duration of opioid treatment for pain following common...
In the outpatient pain management setting, few guidelines exist
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November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017
DEA’s finalized annual aggregate production quotas (APQs) for 2018 mandate a 20% reduction in the amount of opiate and opioid medication—including...
Over objections that limits could harm chronic pain patients, agency moves forward with cuts
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November 07, 2017
November 07, 2017
Days after President Donald Trump declared the opioid abuse and misuse epidemic a public health emergency, the President’s Commission on Combating...
Report’s recommendations support PDMP law, expanded access to MAT, and more
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July 18, 2017
July 18, 2017
Long-acting injection medications are not always easy for patients to access. But a pharmacist-operated clinic in Kentucky, part of KentuckyOne...
Pharmacists treat psychiatric patients and those with substance use disorders
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May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017
With so much attention directed toward preventing and curtailing prescription opioid abuse, pharmacists should be careful not to miss the signs of...
What pharmacists should be aware of and steps to take
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May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
Opioid use during pregnancy may be linked to various birth defects, but much of the research published in the literature is older, flawed in...
Literature review calls for stronger studies in light of current opioid crisis
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April 18, 2017
Most of us are engaged in one way or another in supporting patients with pain or assisting those with substance use disorder. To demonstrate the...
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April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017
It seems not a day goes by without a headline about the opioid crisis, yet for all the media blitz, many parents may be missing a crucial point...
Information about safety shouldn’t get lost in the buzz about opioids
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April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017
While still encouraging their implementation, CMS’s final call letter does not require sponsors to incorporate hard opioid safety edits at the 200-...
CMS’s final call letter addresses several issues raised by APhA
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April 03, 2017
April 03, 2017
JAPhA has published a special issue entitled “Opioids, Naloxone, and Beyond: The Intersection of Medication Safety, Public Health, and Pharmacy.”...
30 articles on a timely topic for pharmacists
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