There is a growing emphasis on provider responsibility with the increasing focus of the overprescribing of opioids.
Higher education, illicit drug use, depression, and pain interference with normal work are significantly associated with opioid misuse.
State implementation of medical marijuana laws is associated with a reduction in the rate of opioid prescribing.
The study included 110,184 adults (mean age: 76 years) newly started on gabapentin therapy in Ontario, Canada.
The reasons for and against recommending acupuncture as pain treatment are discussed.
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.
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