There is a growing emphasis on provider responsibility with the increasing focus of the overprescribing of opioids.
Disposal of unused opioids after surgery is improved with an educational brochure.
The authors examined the demographic and geographic variation and the correlation between the local economic environment and measures of individual opioid prescriptions.
There is a significantly increased risk of prescription opioid deaths for those born between 1947 and 1964.
There may be more health benefits at a lower cost with immediate access to opioid agonist treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.
Significant structural and functional brain changes in movement and pain regions are demonstrated by patients with CRPS.
For adolescents with chronic pain, a combination of different therapies such as CBT and breathing exercises may be beneficial.
A probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be indicated with 2 simple tests in chronic pain patients.
There is a higher risk for opioid-related death in patients taking concomitant prescription opioids and gabapentin.
After surgical procedures, the optimal length of opioid prescription lies between the observed median prescription length and the early nadir.
The CDC is is launching a campaign to help fight the opioid crisis.
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