ACP and its curriculum partner Pri-Med have launched “SAFE Opioid Prescribing,” an online training program to educate clinicians about safety and efficacy when prescribing opioids.
23 Jul 2013
This regulatory update covers a proposed reclassification of hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to schedule II, and approval of an extended-release version of hydrocodone bitartrate for pain management.
1 Jan 2014
Prescription opioid-dependent patients are highly likely to relapse if tapered off buprenorphine-naloxone, even after 12 weeks of treatment and even when receiving additional counseling, researchers found.
15 Nov 2011
Chronic pain syndromes appear to be common in patients who have had an ischemic stroke, according to a new study.
23 Apr 2013
Managing opiates leads to a host of issues with patients, for pre-empting pain while ensuring communication of clear limits and preventing abuse. These goals confound many internists, but clear-cut and easy guidelines presented at Internal Medicine 2012 can help internists achieve the best outcomes.
1 Jun 2012
ACP and its curriculum partner, Pri-Med, have been awarded an educational grant from a company to develop and implement a training program that educates clinicians about safety and efficacy when prescribing opioids.
12 Mar 2013
Patients with known drug-seeking behavior can be managed by establishing and closely following office procedures.
1 Jun 2013
The FDA recommends that clinicians stop prescribing and dispensing combination drugs that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose.
1 May 2014
To improve local care of hepatitis, Project ECHO uses videoconferencing and case-based learning to connect front-line primary care physicians with skilled and knowledgeable specialists.
1 Sep 2011
Internists can vastly improve outcomes for patients by referring more patients to physical rehabilitation earlier, more often, and for more conditions than they might think.
1 Apr 2014