More than one quarter of a large HIV group in North Carolina had a prescription for opioid
painkillers at least 2 years in a row, and many of those people had opioid
prescriptions more than half of the time they spent in care for HIV.
The purpose was to evaluate our ongoing outpatient opioid
prescribing in regard to indications, efficacy, and safety, and to compare with current guidelines.
Frank, MD, MPH, and his colleagues conducted in-person, semi-structured interviews of 24 adult primary care patients to assess patient perspectives on opioid
tapering (Pain Med.
medications include OxyContin[R] (oxycodone), Vicodin[R] (hydrocodone), codeine, morphine, methadone, and fentanyl.
Deaths due to opioid
analgesics have increased substantially in the United States.
Our study raises the question: Why is outpatient opioid
use not rare after vaginal delivery?
Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a clinical practice guideline aimed at decreasing opioid
use in the treatment of chronic pain.
Over 50 million Americans are hospitalized annually after a surgical procedure (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC,] 2014), and many of them are discharged with a prescription for opioid
Tipton (R-CO-03) introduced legislation to help boost hospitals resources in the fight against opioid
The study's opioid
patients started on relatively low daily doses of morphine, oxycodone or generic Vicodin.
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday called for a federal lawsuit against opioid
companies and stiffer penalties for drug dealers, arguing that the government must take a strong approach to combat an opioid
01 (ANI): Turns out, children and teens are not left untouched by the opioid