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4 steps to managing osteoarthritis pain in the elderly

Weight loss and nutritional counseling should be the first step, while opioids are always and only a last resort.
1 Jul 2016

Fibromyalgia characterized by controversy

There is very clear, objective evidence that fibromyalgia is a real problem. But there remains considerable dissent among the medical community about the condition's cause.
1 Sep 2016

Coprescription of naloxone for acute use in case of overdose may benefit primary care patients taking opioids for chronic pain

Receiving a naloxone prescription corresponded to a 47% reduction in opioid-related ED visits per month 6 months after getting the prescription.
28 Jun 2016

Glucocorticoid injection provides only short-term relief from chronic low back pain

Patients who received a single intradiscal glucocorticoid injection reported positive effects on pain at one month compared with the control group, but the groups did not differ in low back pain intensity at 12 months and in most secondary outcomes at one and 12 months.
21 Mar 2017

Telemedicine program associated with improvement in chronic knee pain

An accompanying editorial noted limitations in the study but called results encouraging and said they show that “‘telemedicine’ is clearly ready for prime time.”
28 Feb 2017

Safe prescribing can lessen overdose risk

In what one commentator called an “appalling” finding, 90% of patients in a recent study admitted to a hospital with a prescription opioid overdose eventually received another opioid prescription##mdash;often from the same clinician. Efforts to improve safe prescribing hope to fix the problem.
1 Oct 2016

Primary care takes on opioid addiction

There's a lot that primary care clinicians can do to treat opioid addiction, but stigma about the condition, as well as laws and other regulations, throw up barriers.
1 Oct 2017

To lie down, perchance to sleep

Internists are good at picking up on obstructive sleep apnea, but chronic insomnia is underdiagnosed among a sleepy patient population.
1 Sep 2017

Medical schools respond to the opioid epidemic

Until very recently, medical schools offered little or no training in addiction medicine.
1 Jan 2017

New online opioid education modules, video now available

Training modules provide comprehensive educational information for primary care clinicians and can be completed for CME credit.
25 Aug 2015

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