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One patient, multiple doctors, multiple medications. A study published in JAMA Network Open looked at benzodiazepines and opioid prescribing and, even when adjusted for patient characteristics and prescription dosing, a 20% higher risk of overdosing was seen. Data from over 525,000 patients was...

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A letter published in the journal of Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy brings to light a potential new tool to combat chronic pain. Conolidine, used in traditional Chinese medicine, is a natural analgesic alkaloid that targets the atypical chemokine receptor ACKR3. Researchers say it offers...

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Patients in chronic pain need all the support they can get, and pharmacists are in a position to be an excellent resource. In a systemic review in Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, the authors outline ways in which pharmacists and patients can collaborate for better overall care...

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A new study reported in JAMA states that the combination of older age, dementia, and polypharmacy is equaling a potential rise in overdose risk and is not helping mental status. Study researchers examined the records of over 1.1 million dementia patients, median age 83, and determined that almost 14...

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Rarely is one medication or pharmacologic class of drugs the answer to a medical conundrum, including pain management. While opioids are indisputably valuable in treating acute pain and some forms of chronic pain, they are just one therapeutic option. Two pharmacists, and PW faculty members Drs...

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