As of one year later, about 39,211 prescribers have been certified, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), although Dr. ... Find a doctor. Not sure who's prescribing in your area? Search for those who choose
This CT scan reveals reddish capsules that are intertwined throughout this man's intestines. The 72 capsules are filled with almost a kilogr...
16.8%). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health also shows that 11.4 million adults (5% of the adult population) suffered ... 6.1%). Serious mental illness led to a higher rate of substance
Medicare has spent tens of millions of dollars on tests to detect drugs that presented minimal abuse danger for most patients, according to arguments made by government lawyers in court cases ... sold on the street). 2. Make sure patients AREN’T taking
Then, the physician can taper the medication as needed. Medications are not advised for patients with substance abuse histories, people who have already high medication demands from chronic illnesses, and seniors,
I have written previously about the raging opioid epidemic here in Ohio. Attacking and reversing this tidal wave will require many weapons,...
The fight against painkiller abuse should focus on patients, not prescribers, who were a source of drugs for three in 10 drug abusers and the sole source for one in five, ... ACP Internist outlined the physician's role in monitoring for opioid abuse in
Do a history, physical exam and appropriate testing—including a risk assessment of substance abuse—before starting a patient on chronic opioid therapy (COT);. ... Use COT on patients with a history of drug abuse or psychiatric issues only if they can
The study appeared online Oct. 15 at Archives of Surgery. An immediate decrease in frequency of substance use postoperatively wasn't maintained between three and 24 months of follow-up. ... alcohol after WLS [weight loss surgery], such as those with a
substance abuse treatment can practice skills and behaviors in the virtual world to prevent real-world relapses.