Opioid prescribing mapped: Alabama highest, New York lowest
October 4, 2021
The Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rate dropped in all 50 states from 2014 to 2019, but disparities remain.
Growing proportion of cardiac arrests in U.S. considered opioid related
September 10, 2021
Due to a steep rise, opioid-associated cardiac arrests have become a major public health issue.
‘Lopioid protocol’ – low-dose opioids – proposed for fracture surgery
September 3, 2021
“Managing narcotics postoperatively can be challenging due to the fact that many people come into these fractures with a history of narcotic use.”
High prevalence of Fall Risk–Increasing Drugs in older adults after falls
September 2, 2021
Are we reducing use of Fall Risk–Increasing Drugs (FRIDs) after a fall, and if so, does it alone reduce fall risk?
‘Deeper dive’ into opioid overdose deaths during COVID pandemic
September 1, 2021
Results also showed that, compared to 2019, significantly more men died from overdoses in 2020 in Colorado and Indiana.
EDs saw more benzodiazepine overdoses, but fewer patients overall, in 2020
August 31, 2021
Fentanyl became increasingly involved in benzodiazepine overdose deaths through the first half of the year.
Efficacy of gabapentin for treatment of alcohol use disorders
August 25, 2021
Can gabapentin be used in the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD) to reduce heavy drinking and maintain abstinence?
New tool predicts pain relief after gallbladder surgery
August 25, 2021
“Until now, we did not know which patient with which symptoms would benefit most from this operation.”
Urologic surgery tied to persistent opioid usage, particularly with tramadol
August 23, 2021
“For me, the take-home message is that tramadol should not necessarily be considered less habit forming than other opioids, although further research is needed to substantiate this,” Dr. Sarah Faris said.
Opioid prescribing laws having an impact
August 11, 2021
The number of days an opioid was prescribed for each Medicare beneficiary decreased by 11.6 days in 2018 in states that imposed duration limits.