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Friday, October 21, 2011
In this video, Bruce Stark, MD, of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, talks about the importance of choosing patients properly and screening for substance abuse disorders before prescribing or dispensing opioids.
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Prescriptions for opioids from the emergency room may be deescalated.
Opioids Less Potent When Psychiatric Disorders Present with Chronic Pain
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Inappropriate Opioid, Barbiturate Prescribing Common for Migraine
Opioids and barbiturates are commonly prescribed as first-line migraine treatments, even though clinical guidelines recommend them only as a last resort.
Opioid-Benzo Combo Raises Deadly Drug Overdose Risk
Concurrently prescribed opioids and benzodiazepines increase the risk for deadly drug overdose in veterans.
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