This issue covers such topics as legislative issues regarding prescribing, potential overdoses by patients taking narcotics, and a new way to look at overall health. ... Some of the concerns expressed include the potential for lack of appropriate pain
QD: News Every Day--Pain diagnoses double in past decade, as does opioid prescribing. ... Opioid prescribing increased 62% from the year 2000 (15.1% of visits; 95% CI, 11.77% to 18.39%) to the year 2010 (24.4%; 95% CI, 20.80% to
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The slippery slope of opioid prescribing. I hate dealing with opioid pain medications. ... The solution isn't to vilify the person on narcotics or the doctor prescribing them.
It's a start. There is a deadly explosion of opioid addiction in the United States. ... association between scores on the pain management dimension questions and opioid prescribing practices, we are proposing to remove the pain management dimension of
QD: News Every Day--FDA eyes mandatory opioid training for prescribers, pushes voluntary education for now
New FDA policies on opioid prescribing seek continuing education, and eventually, mandatory training, for prescribers of opioids, the agency announced. ... The move is an attempt to address the rising rates of opioid prescribing, and the problems that
Required changes to prescribing information for all opioid analgesic medicines used in the outpatient setting. ... Naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray (4 mg/spray) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
1999, 2000-2002, 2003-2005, and 2006-2008) to produce national estimates of opioid prescriptions over time. ... Gender, geographic region, urban location and survey setting were not associated with opioid prescribing patterns.
QD: News Every Day--Impressions of drug-seeking behavior drive ER providers' opioid prescribing. ... Drug-seeking behavior was defined as when a patient had four or more opioid prescriptions from four or more providers in the 12 months before emergency
As opioid prescribing has escalated, so have overdoses and other adverse effects. ... Franklin said. As opioid prescribing has escalated since the 1990s, so have overdoses and other adverse effects.