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September 8, 2018
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Music Therapy for Sickle Cell Patients: An Alternative Pain Management

Improvisational music therapy was found to be an effective modality for the treatment of pain associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to conclusions from...

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Advocating to Ensure Safety

The Committee on Rheumatologic Care of the American College of Rheumatology has released a position statement calling for "robust pharmacovigilance" to ensure the safety of medications used to treat...

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NIH, HEAL, and Combating the Opioid Crisis

Taking advantage of a $500 million congressional addition to its base appropriation for FY2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new research initiative that it describes as "...a bold new...

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Nudging for Better Prescribing Practices

The Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is currently working on a variety of fronts to address the issue of...

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Opioid Prescribing: Sometimes Less May Help More

Findings from a recent study conducted at Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation conclude that when physicians reduce opioid dosage levels...

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A Cost-Effective Intervention for Opioid Misuse?

A cross-sectional study published in the July edition of Drug and Alcohol Dependence concludes that the application of dispositional mindfulness may mediate the risk for opioid misuse...

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