https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2011/10/25/10.htm. The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers free educational programs and resources on the prescribing of opioid medications for health care ... professionals. The National Institute on Drug
The opioid dependence and overdose crisis results in more than 30,000 deaths per year nationally. ... As a profession, we need to recognize our responsibility in enabling dependence on opioids with indiscriminate prescribing and the need to change these
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2013/02/26/4.htm. Opioids are a major contributor to drug overdose deaths, either when taken alone or in combination with other drugs, a new ... Opioids are a major contributor to drug overdose deaths, either when
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2010/08/24/8.htm. The ACP Foundation recently released two new video HEALTH TiPS on how to take opioid pain medication and how to use ... The ACP Foundation recently released two new video HEALTH TiPS on how to
1, 2005, and June 30, 2009. The study's objective was to examine the safety of benzodiazepines and opioids in patients who had very severe COPD. ... At baseline, 535 patients (24%) were taking benzodiazepines, 509 (23%) were taking opioids, and 200 (9%)
Gloth, who said that regulatory obstacles present a challenge to prescribing opioids, especially in nursing homes. ... In general, opioids should be “the last resort for dealing with chronic pain,” said Dr.
Researchers sought to determine the rate of opioid overdose in relation to an average prescribed daily opioid dose among patients receiving medically prescribed, long-term opioid therapy. ... During follow-up, 51 patients had one or more opioid-related
a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for all extended-release and long-acting opioid medications. ... Doctor training, patient counseling, and other risk reduction measures developed by opioid makers as part of the REMS are expected to become
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/02/fda.htm. This update covers the recall of rapid gram-negative combo panels, approval of an extended-release opioid analgesic, and a new rule about ... Doses of 80 mg per day and higher should not be prescribed to
Researchers examined the comparative safety of nsNSAIDs, selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors (coxibs) and opioids. ... See the next story, “Opioids for nonmalignant pain have different adverse event profiles.”).