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Newswise — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), overdose deaths involving prescription opioids increased nearly 400% from 1999 to 2017. In 2017, more than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, and almost 68% of these...

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Newswise — Stigma and safety fears have made daily dose tapering of opioid prescriptions more common. New research from UC Davis Health physicians, however, shows tapering can occur at rates as much as six times higher than recommended, putting patients at risk of withdrawal, uncontrolled pain or...

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Newswise — The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines for the vast majority of procedures performed in all of its clinics.

For decades, opioid pain relievers have been routinely prescribed for dental...

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Beginning in November, Oklahoma doctors may prescribe opioids, but the initial prescription will be for a week and at the lowest dose. Dr. Kevin Taubman, Past President of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, said “The initial legislation was designed to try to avoid that initial huge exposure to...

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Newswise — Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and...

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The CDC guideline was a good idea, but the way that it was brought about, the procedure that was used, the people that were invited, the process itself, negatively impacted the end result. And that continues to create problems in the areas of misinterpretation, not only by policymakers, but also by...

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Emphasizing the importance of individualized patient-centered care in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain, the Department of Health & Human Services has released a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations....

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Can specific ingredients impact pain scores? At the moment there are too many gaps in knowledge to make recommendations on dietary supplements and nutrition. However, a recent Pain Medicine editorial, along with a series of articles, suggests additional research to potentially change current...

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An article in yesterday’s edition of Pain Network News summarized conclusions from a recently conducted survey of healthcare providers on the impact of the CDC prescribing guideline on their patients and their practice. The news wasn’t good. To the overall question “Has the CDC guideline improved...

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