Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/condition-rss Pain Management en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:47:27 EDT Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:47:27 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 Opioids Commonly Dispensed During Pregnancy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Opioids-Commonly-Dispensed-During-Pregnancy Despite limited evidence on whether use of opioid painkillers during pregnancy is safe, a new study finds that approximately 1 in 7 women is exposed to the medications during pregnancy. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:00:38 EST NSAIDs Not Associated with Increased Miscarriage Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/NSAIDs-Not-Associated-with-Increased-Miscarriage-Risk A study found no significant association between use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by pregnant women and miscarriage, but its authors noted the need for further research. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:44:21 EST The Great Hydrocodone Rescheduling Debate http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/Hydrocodone-Combination-Product-Rescheduling-Debate An expert debate on whether hydrocodone combination products should be made Schedule II drugs, as the FDA has recommended. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:26:33 EST Hydrocodone Combination Product Rescheduling: The Bigger Picture http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Hydrocodone-Combination-Product-Rescheduling-The-Bigger-Picture Jeff Fudin, PharmD, FCCP, argues that the way to make hydrocodone combination products safer for patients is to provide more education for those who prescribe the medications and pharmacists who dispense them. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:27:01 EST Why Should Hydrocodone Combination Products Be Categorized as CII Drugs? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Why-Should-Hydrocodone-Combination-Products-Be-Categorized-as-CII-Drugs Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, explains why hydrocodone combination products should no longer be categorized as Schedule III drugs. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:30:19 EST Codeine and Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Codeine-and-Rescheduling-Hydrocodone-Combination-Products Jeff Fudin, PharmD, FCCP, argues that categorizing hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II could lead to increased prescription of codeine, a much “sloppier” drug that could create problems for patients. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:06:11 EST Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products Will Lead to More Responsible Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Rescheduling-Hydrocodone-Combination-Products-Will-Lead-to-More-Responsible-Use Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, argues that rescheduling hydrocodone combination products will lead to more responsible prescribing of the drugs and monitoring of their use. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:46:55 EST Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products: Lessons from New York State http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Rescheduling-Hydrocodone-Combination-Products-Lessons-from-New-York-State Jeff Fudin, PharmD, FCCP, discusses the effect of rescheduling hydrocodone combination products as CII in New York State on prescription of other opioids, including oxycodone. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 04:27:10 EST How Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products Will Reduce Abuse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/How-Rescheduling-Hydrocodone-Combination-Products-Will-Reduce-Abuse Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, explains how rescheduling hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II drugs will help reduce levels of abuse. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:15:42 EST