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Newswise — An article published today offers new clarity around the use of prescription opioids in pain management for people with a diagnosis or history of cancer and chronic pain. The joint publication appears in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and JCO Oncology Practice,...

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A statement from the FDA:

 

On Friday, the President signed into law a $2 trillion emergency relief bill that will continue to aid the response efforts and ease the economic impact of COVID-19. The legislation will help all of us at the FDA deliver support and guidance to protect and promote...

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Newswise — Meeting the demands of an ever-changing healthcare environment, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Board of Directors approved the updated “Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice.” This document reflects the professional scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse...

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Newswise — More than 10,000 uninsured patients sought care at Texas emergency departments for lifesaving kidney dialysis in 2017, incurring more than $21.8 million in hospital costs, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

The study, which...

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Newswise — Patients’ ratings of hospitals and willingness to recommend them have almost no correlation to the quality of medical care provided or to patient survival rates, according to new Cornell University research.

Would you choose a hospital based on its Yelp reviews? Relying on hospitals’...

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Newswise — A key factor of solid patient/doctor relationships is a notion of empathy that drives a feeling of shared humanity.

According to the Dr. Mohammadreza Hojat, empathy in the context of patient care is “a cognitive attribute that involves an ability to understand the patient's pain,...

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 Newswise — An online survey of nearly 500 veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) suggests a high burden of disease almost three decades after the conflict.

GWI affects 25% to 30% of the 693,826 military personnel who were deployed to the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. The diagnosis of GWI - according...

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DECISION SUMMARY:

A. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain under section 1862(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act. Up to 12 visits in 90 days are covered for Medicare beneficiaries under the following circumstances:

  • For the purpose of...

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Acetaminophen has been available in the U.S. without a prescription since 1955. Concerns about its potential link to cancer come from its relationship to another drug: phenacetin. That drug, once a common treatment for headaches and other ailments, was banned by the FDA in 1983 because it caused...

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To help combat prescribing limitations and restrictive guidelines, a bill is being proposed in the senate. Citing “federal and state prescribing guidelines adopted in recent years in response to the ongoing drug epidemic that has ravaged New Hampshire and other states,” the bill states:

(1) All...

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