Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/condition-rss Pain Management en-us Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:55:29 UTC Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:55:29 UTC Bleeding Risk Boosted When NSAIDs Added to Antithrombotics After Heart Attack http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Bleeding-Risk-Boosted-When-NSAIDs-Added-to-Antithrombotics-After-Heart-Attack Even short-term treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with significant increases in bleeding and cardiovascular event risk in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:07:00 UTC Opioids Dispensed in High Doses Linked to Depression http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Opioids-Dispensed-in-High-Doses-Linked-to-Depression Dispensing higher opioid doses to chronic pain patients could trigger depression. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC Narcotics Commonly Dispensed for Children with IBD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Narcotics-Commonly-Dispensed-for-Children-with-IBD Narcotics are not recommended for managing chronic pain in children with inflammatory bowel disease, due to gastrointestinal side effects and potential dependence. Nevertheless, researchers have uncovered that long-term narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in pediatric IBD patients compared with the general population. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:00:00 UTC Pharmacist, Former Mayor Gets Prison Time for Illegally Dispensing Painkillers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacist-Former-Mayor-Gets-Prison-Time-for-Illegally-Dispensing-Painkillers A former mayor of a West Virginia town wasn’t in the news for a ribbon-cutting ceremony or participating in a council meeting. Instead, the ex-mayor and registered pharmacist was sentenced to prison for illegally dispensing thousands of prescription pain pills. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:00:00 UTC Community Pharmacists Improve NSAID Risk Awareness http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/OTC-Painkiller-Labels-Dont-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Pharmacy-Tech-Pleads-Guilty-to-Stealing-48000-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/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 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 08:01:01 UTC 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 03:59:47 UTC 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 02:43:30 UTC 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 04:42:36 UTC 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 02:14:01 UTC 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 03:45:46 UTC 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 12:41:20 UTC