Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/condition-rss Pain Management en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:51:45 EST Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:51:45 EST Prescription Painkillers Implicated in Most Overdose Admissions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Prescription-Painkillers-Implicated-in-Most-Overdose-Admissions Roughly two-thirds of emergency department admissions for overdoses involve prescription opioid medications. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:01:01 EDT OTC Analgesics May Reduce Depression Symptoms http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/OTC-Analgesics-May-Reduce-Depression-Symptoms Used alongside antidepressants, OTC analgesics and anti-inflammatories purchased from pharmacies may effectively treat patients with depression without increasing their risk of adverse events. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:59:47 EDT Purdue Pharma Enhances Opioid Education for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Purdue-Pharma-Enhances-Opioid-Education-for-Pharmacists The transdermal buprenorphine manufacturer has launched an awareness campaign to address specific knowledge gaps among pharmacists that pertain to opioids. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:30 EDT Despite DEA Accommodation, Many Pharmacies Prohibit Hydrocodone Refills http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Despite-DEA-Accommodation-Many-Pharmacies-Prohibit-Hydrocodone-Refills Although pharmacies can legally dispense remaining refills of prescriptions for rescheduled hydrocodone combination products submitted prior to October 6, 2014, over the next 6 months, many drug chains have chosen not to honor those refills. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:42:36 EDT IBS Patients Process Gut Pain Signals Differently http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/IBS-Patients-Process-Gut-Pain-Signals-Differently Patients with irritable bowel syndrome cannot block pain signals from the gut as easily as those without the gastrointestinal condition. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:14:01 EDT Hydrocodone Reclassification: What Pharmacists Need to Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Hydrocodone-Reclassification-What-Pharmacists-Need-to-Know All drugs containing the opioid hydrocodone have been reclassified as Schedule II controlled substances, prohibiting pharmacies from recognizing refills and phoned-in prescriptions for those medications. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:45:46 EDT California Pharmacists Can Soon Dispense Opioid Overdose Antidote Without Prescriptions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/California-Pharmacists-Can-Soon-Dispense-Opioid-Overdose-Antidote-Without-Prescriptions California joins 5 other states in allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:41:20 EDT The Age of Targeted Osteoarthritis Therapy Begins http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Alpha-2-Macroglobulin-The-Age-of-Targeted-Therapy-for-Osteoarthritis-Begins Alpha-2-macroglobulin may soon revolutionize the treatment of osteoarthritis. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:39:27 EDT REMS Update Puts Spotlight on ER/LA Opioids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/REMS-Update-Puts-Spotlight-on-ERLA-Opioids Updated REMS attempts to stem the flow of extended-release, long-acting opioids to addicts while ensuring patients in severe pain retain access. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:31:27 EDT DEA Places Strict Sanctions on Hydrocodone to Crack Down on Opioid Abuse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/DEA-Places-Strict-Sanctions-on-Hydrocodone-to-Crack-Down-on-Opioid-Abuse Drugs that contain hydrocodone will be moved to a more restrictive category of the Controlled Substances Act. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:16:30 EDT Popular Prescription Medications May Contribute to Falls, Injuries in Elderly Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Popular-Prescription-Medications-May-Contribute-to-Falls-Injuries-in-Elderly-Patients Fall and injuries in the elderly may be attributed to many popular prescription medications. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:54:28 EDT More Middle-Aged Adults Hospitalized for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/More-Middle-Aged-Adults-Hospitalized-for-Drug-Related-Suicide-Attempts In this age group, such hospitalizations surged 104% between 2005 and 2011. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:39:11 EDT Opioids, Benzodiazepines Overprescribed Across the United States http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Opioids-Benzodiazepines-Overprescribed-Across-the-United-States In 2012 alone, US health care providers wrote 82.5 opioid and 37.6 benzodiazepine prescriptions per 100 persons. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:03:57 EDT Opioid Use During Pregnancy Has Increased Among Women Enrolled in Medicaid http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Opioid-Use-During-Pregnancy-Has-Increased-Among-Women-Enrolled-in-Medicaid The portion of pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries who received a prescription for an opioid painkiller increased from 18.5% in 2000 to 22.8% in 2007, according to the results of a new study. Fri, 16 May 2014 09:00:20 EDT In the News: Pharmacy Organizations Urge DEA Not to Reschedule Hydrocodone Combination Products http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/In-the-News-Pharmacy-Organizations-Urge-DEA-Not-to-Reschedule-Hydrocodone-Combination-Products The APhA, NACDS, NCPA, and others argue that rescheduling hydrocodone combination products will impede access to the medications by legitimate pain patients while failing to stem abuse. Sat, 10 May 2014 12:01:01 EDT Codeine Still Frequently Prescribed to Kids in Emergency Department http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Codeine-Still-Frequently-Prescribed-to-Kids-in-Emergency-Department The rate of prescription of codeine to children in emergency departments for injuries and cough and upper respiratory infection remained the same from 2001 through 2010 despite guidelines recommending against its use for these conditions. Mon, 05 May 2014 09:40:18 EDT Teens Frequently Given Opioids for Headache http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Teens-Frequently-Given-Opioids-for-Headache Almost half of teenagers who had recurring headaches were prescribed opioid painkillers, with those who received care in emergency departments even more likely to receive the drugs, a new study finds. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:23:51 EDT Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions Dramatically Increase http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Emergency-Department-Opioid-Prescriptions-Dramatically-Increase The portion of emergency department visits that led to an opioid prescription increased almost 50% between 2001 and 2010 while the portion of visits that were for painful conditions barely increased. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:00:30 EDT Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD Risk in Kids http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Acetaminophen-Use-During-Pregnancy-Linked-to-ADHD-Risk-in-Kids Children whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy had an increased risk for behavioral problems related to ADHD, but experts advise that more research is required to investigate the association. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:08:38 EDT Many Medicare Patients Prescribed Opioids by Multiple Providers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Many-Medicare-Patients-Prescribed-Opioids-by-Multiple-Providers Medicare patients who were prescribed opioids by multiple providers were more likely to be hospitalized due to adverse effects, but researchers note that pharmacists can help fix the problem. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:49:17 EST