Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management Pain Management en-us Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:55 UTC Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:55 UTC Community Pharmacists Improve NSAID Risk Awareness Community pharmacists can identify and educate patients at high risk for acute kidney injury related to use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 UTC Opioids for Chronic Pain: More Harm Than Help With Americans’ use of opioids increasing, a panel from the National Institutes of Health set out to measure the drugs’ effectiveness in treating long-term chronic pain, and its report suggested that the risks outweigh the benefits. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:39:25 UTC OTC Painkiller Labels Don’t Properly Inform Caregivers Most caregivers cannot make informed decisions about OTC painkillers based on information provided in the products’ labels and inserts. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:00:35 UTC Pharmacy Tech Pleads Guilty to Stealing 48,000 Painkillers A female hospital pharmacy technician in Georgia has pleaded guilty to stealing and conspiring to distribute more than 48,000 highly addictive prescription painkillers. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:21:47 UTC Key Considerations for Treating Delirium in the ICU John W. Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, a clinical pharmacist in the medical ICU at Tufts Medical Center, discusses key considerations for treating delirium in the ICU. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:21:35 UTC What 1 Pharmacist has Learned from Using Sedation for Pain and Delirium in Critically Ill Patients John W. Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, a clinical pharmacist in the medical ICU at Tufts Medical Center, discusses what he's learned from using sedation for pain and delirium in critically ill patients. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:46:26 UTC Current Practice Guidelines for Pain, Delirium that are Important for Pharmacists John W. Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, a clinical pharmacist in the medical ICU at Tufts Medical Center, discusses current practice guidelines for pain and delirium that would be important for pharmacists. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:34:23 UTC Pharmacist Shoots, Injures Robber Wielding Realistic-Looking Gun When a would-be robber entered a pharmacy in Wyoming with what looked like a real gun, a pharmacist behind the counter reached for his firearm and injured the suspect by shooting him, according to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:52:01 UTC Opioid Abuse Higher Among College Avoiders Skipping college seems to contribute to prescription painkiller abuse. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:01:01 UTC Prescription Painkillers Implicated in Most Overdose Admissions Roughly two-thirds of emergency department admissions for overdoses involve prescription opioid medications. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:01:01 UTC 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 03:59:47 UTC 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 02:43:30 UTC 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 04:42:36 UTC 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 02:14:01 UTC 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 03:45:46 UTC 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 12:41:20 UTC Buprenorphine Largely to Blame for Accidental Poisoning Hospitalizations Just a dozen drug ingredients are the culprits behind nearly half of all emergency hospitalizations for unsupervised prescription drug ingestions among young children. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:13:43 UTC The Age of Targeted Osteoarthritis Therapy Begins Alpha-2-macroglobulin may soon revolutionize the treatment of osteoarthritis. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:39:27 UTC REMS Update Puts Spotlight on ER/LA 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 12:31:27 UTC 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 09:16:30 UTC