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Preoperative opioid consumption may yield greater opioid requirements after rotator cuff repair

April 18, 2019
Despite significant postoperative improvements, patients who were prescribed opioids prior to rotator cuff repair had a lower level of functionality…
Meeting News

Mavyret for HCV effective despite psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

April 12, 2019
VIENNA — A real-world analysis of Mavyret for hepatitis C showed patients with key comorbidities such as psychiatric disorders and substance…
FDA News

FDA takes steps to limit use of fentanyl products

April 10, 2019
The FDA recently announced several new requirements meant “to drive more judicious prescribing” of transmucosal immediate-release…
Meeting News

Opioid epidemic the ‘public health issue of our time,’ CDC’s Redfield says

April 4, 2019
BALTIMORE — CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, recounted an incident he witnessed riding the train to work 1 day. Commotion erupted as a…

First opioid lawsuit settlement raises questions with dozens more cases waiting

April 3, 2019
Purdue Pharma recently agreed to pay Oklahoma $270 million rather than face trial on charges of misleading marketing practices and misrepresentation…
FDA News

FDA warns websites for illegally marketing opioids

April 2, 2019
The FDA issued warning letters to two online networks for illegally marketing unapproved, misbranded and potentially harmful opioids, such as…
In the Journals

Opioid-related hospitalizations uncommon, but slowly rising, among patients with cancer

March 28, 2019
Opioid-related hospitalizations among patients with cancer in the United States are rare and increasing at a low rate despite the opioid epidemic…
In the Journals

Use of activated charcoal bags increased in-home opioid disposal after elective surgery

March 27, 2019
Patients were more likely to dispose unneeded opioids within 6 weeks of undergoing an elective surgical procedure if they received an activated…
Meeting News

Hospitals can help educate, treat patients with opioid use disorder

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Hospitalization provides a unique opportunity to screen, educate, support and treat patients with opioid use disorder…
Meeting News

Quick recognition, treatment critical in substance use disorder withdrawal

March 26, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Hospitalization provides an opportunity to positively impact the opioid crisis, as well as treat other substance use…