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Restricting suicidal patients' access to drugs with high case fatality rates vital to suicide prevention

March 31, 2020
Patients at risk for suicide should be prevented from accessing drugs with high case fatality rates, according to results of a cross-sectional study…
In the Journals

Medicaid expansion linked to reduced opioid-related hospitalizations

March 23, 2020
Medicaid expansion may have led to reductions in opioid-related hospitalizations between 2005 and 2017, according to a study published in JAMA
Industry News

Brigham and Women’s Hospital uses multidisciplinary approach to fight opioid epidemic

March 20, 2020
Recognizing a variation of practice patterns throughout its system, hospital leaders and clinicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital created an…
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CVD, not drug overdoses, may explain stagnation in US life expectancy

March 16, 2020
Although it was thought that drug overdoses and deaths may be the reason for stalled increase in U.S. life expectancy, a stall in the decline of CV…

Gabapentin shows efficacy as opioid alternative for patients with head and neck cancer

March 12, 2020
For many patients with head and neck cancer, treatment-associated oral mucositis is a source of severe pain. Managing this pain is a priority for…

Collaboration at NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute reduces postoperative narcotic use

February 28, 2020
At NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, one of the cornerstones in reducing opioid prescriptions has been learning techniques that allow…

Opioid series highlights new protocols to reduce opioid use

February 24, 2020
In an ongoing series, Healio Orthopedics highlights new programs and approaches developed by practices to help reduce opioid use in patients. More…
Meeting News

Opioid use disorder increases risk for death from sepsis

February 18, 2020
Opioid use disorder increased the risk for death from sepsis, especially among young and healthy patients, according to findings presented at the…
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Chronic opioid use before shoulder arthroplasty prolonged opioid use postoperatively

February 17, 2020
Patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty with a history of chronic opioid use preoperatively had the highest risk of prolonged postoperative…
Meeting News

Severity of opioid overdoses increases among kids

February 17, 2020
More than one in four opioid poisonings involve children and adolescents, and the severity of hospital admissions for acute opioid ingestions has…