The latest guideline revision aims to establish a foundation for “gold-standard” palliative care.
Strategy offers the potential to minimize inpatient admissions while decreasing oral narcotic use.
From the Journals
Postoperative opioid use dropped after changing default order sets, introducing new patient communication strategies, and educating providers.
SAN DIEGO – The drug may have a benefit among patients whose Injury Severity Score was greater than 15.
Huge bill to address the opioid epidemic contains many provisions that will affect physicians.
Those who took ibuprofen to control postsurgical pain fared just as well.
LAS VEGAS – Several states have made gabapentin a Schedule V controlled substance while others have mandatory reporting of its dispensing and...
News from the FDA/CDC
For the first time, training will be made available to health care providers, nurses, and pharmacists involved in pain management.
LAS VEGAS – One sample in every five showed a combination of opioids and benzodiazepines, at least one of which was an unprescribed medication.
The substance is already outlawed in several countries and banned in some states.