By 2011, 41% of drug-related poisoning deaths, or nearly 17,000, involved opioids. ... criteria for cannabis use disorder should probably not be placed on opioids chronically.
Nonopioid Pharmacotherapy. Opioid Therapy. Opioid Use Disorder. Knee Pain. Low Back Pain.
The slippery slope of opioid prescribing. I hate dealing with opioid pain medications. ... Many patients come to my practice on chronic opioids, expecting me to continue these medications.
Doctors and the opioid epidemic. I am against all forms of bodily pain, both foreign and domestic. ... The consequences of this approach have exploded. Narcotics and opioids are addictive agents.
Attend any Internal Medicine meeting and you'll find a few sessions are always packed to standing room only capacity, and sessions on opioid management are among them. ... Pearls for safe and efficient opioid management include:. --set clear upper limits
QD: News Every Day--Taking opioid analgesics for longer spans may lead to depression. ... The risk of development of depression may increase when patients are on opioid analgesics longer, a study found.
Of the respondents, 855 (30.7%, percentage adjusted for sampling strategy) reported having a physician source of opioids. ... ACP Internist outlined the physician's role in monitoring for opioid abuse in its May issue, including a guide to available
The trials all compared non-injectable opioids to placebo or other treatments, and were excluded if they only compared different opioids. ... There are no placebo-RCTs supporting the effectiveness and safety of long-term opioid therapy for treatment of
ACP launches new services for quality improvement | Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 News | ACP Internist
The ACP Advance chronic care QI programs and resources span various clinical conditions and focus areas including adult immunization, atrial fibrillation, chronic pain and safe opioid prescribing, and diabetes.
Stopping the spread of disease, overdose deaths from opioid use. ... We've known for decades how to fight opioid overdoses and how to slow the spread of disease from IV drug use.