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Common Causes of Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims

Common Causes of Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims

There is a growing emphasis on provider responsibility with the increasing focus of the overprescribing of opioids.

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Risk of Opioid-Benzodiazepine Overlap Up for Dual Prescribing

Risk of Opioid-Benzodiazepine Overlap Up for Dual Prescribing

Receiving prescriptions from both the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D is associated with increased risk for overlapping of opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions.

Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

A bipartisan bill to fight the opioid addiction crisis in the United States has been passed by Congress.

Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program

Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program

An "enhanced recovery after surgery" program is associated with a significant reduction in opioid consumption after gynecologic surgery with no increase in pain scores.

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

In a rare bipartisan move, both the House and Senate have reached a compromise on legislation to address the opioid epidemic.

Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose

Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose

Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) of opioids is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality and fatal and nonfatal overdose.

FDA: Opioid Analgesic REMS Expanded to Include Immediate-Release Products

FDA: Opioid Analgesic REMS Expanded to Include Immediate-Release Products

As part of the REMS program, drug companies with approved opioid analgesics must make training available to prescribers and provide unrestricted grants to accredited continuing education providers for the development of education courses.

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

About 20.4% of US adults have chronic pain and 8.0% have high-impact chronic pain.

Opioids Often Prescribed in the Absence of Pain Diagnosis

Opioids Often Prescribed in the Absence of Pain Diagnosis

Many outpatient opioid prescriptions have no documented medical indication.

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide

Chronic pain may be an important contributor to suicide, with 8.8 percent of suicide decedents having evidence of chronic pain.

Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction

Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction

Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin who some have blamed for the epidemic of opioid painkiller addictions, has patented a medicine aimed at curbing those disorders.

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