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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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Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

An ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol can reduce the number of opioids prescribed to patients after gynecologic and abdominal surgery without negative health consequences.

Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing

Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing

Military patients whose primary care clinicians participated in a telementoring program have larger declines in opioid-related prescriptions than patients whose clinicians did not participate.

FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Abuse-Deterrent Oxycodone Reformulation

FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Abuse-Deterrent Oxycodone Reformulation

The vote was taken in a joint meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

FDA Issues Safety Alert Regarding Intrathecal Delivery of Pain Meds

The FDA has issued a safety communication regarding the risks associated with implanted pumps for intrathecal administration of pain medications.

Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption

Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption

The quantity of opioids prescribed after surgery is associated with patient-reported opioid consumption.

US Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number

US Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number

The number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States reached a new record last year with 72,000 deaths, which works out to about 200 a day.

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

Ruling against the recommendation of one of its chief experts, the US FDA approved an extremely potent new opioid painkiller, Dsuvia.

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants

Many patients in a workers' compensation cohort have persistent opioid use.

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for the Management of Chronic Pain

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for the Management of Chronic Pain

A "Pain and Stress Management" program for the management of chronic pain, was found to be effective in alleviating pain, diminishing stress, promoting self-management of pain, and ameliorating general well-being.

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law October 24 by President Donald Trump.

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