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Dealing with food allergies, chronic pain

Food allergies can represent a complicated area of diagnosis and treatment for internists.
1 May 2011

Guidance limited for treating acute pain

Prescribing a short-term opioid to patients who haven't recently or ever taken a controlled substance might boost their vulnerability to later addiction.
1 Feb 2018

Tapering long-term opioid therapy may improve outcomes in chronic pain, review finds

An editorial called the possibility of discontinuing opioids while reducing pain and improving function and quality of life heartening, and encouraged physicians to work to reduce or discontinue long-term opioids.
18 Jul 2017

States aim to limit opioid prescriptions

In an effort to curb the nation's opioid crisis, state legislators are pursuing laws to limit prescribing, resulting in pushback from some doctors worried about the clinical implications, or in some cases physicians backing off from treating chronic pain patients.
1 Oct 2016

Weighing benefits, harms of cannabis

Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
1 Apr 2019

Methadone challenging option for treatment of chronic pain

Involved in one-third of all deaths from prescription drug overdoses, methadone requires expert management to prescribe safely. Learn that latest guideline recommendations and when it's best used.
1 Sep 2014

Anticonvulsant may increase mortality risk when coprescribed with opioids

An association was found between concomitant exposure to pregabalin in the preceding 120 days and significantly increased odds of opioid-related death versus exposure to opioids alone, a study found.
21 Aug 2018

‘Gold standard’ underused for substance misuse

While effective medications to treat opioid addiction are available in primary care, few physicians prescribe buprenorphine or naltrexone, and few would obtain the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
1 Nov 2020

Details on COVID-19 treatments authorized for outpatients

This column reviews details on recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Mar 2022

Federation of State Medical Boards updates guidelines for chronic use of opioids

The guidelines address ongoing monitoring, treatment agreements, and state prescription drug monitoring programs, among other areas.
23 May 2017

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