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The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $101 million, mostly to rural communities, to fight the opioid epidemic.
A Safe Environment is Critical When Discussing a Patient’s Use of CBD, Kratom as Pain Relief Alternatives
With a growing number of products containing cannabidiol and kratom available in the marketplace, many pharmacists and pharmacy students are increasingly being asked to discuss the use of these products.
Perhaps no other health care worker has been exposed to the opioid epidemic more frequently than pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.
In a recent statement, the FDA provided some guidelines for health care professionals when prescribing or renewing an opioid analgesic or medicine to treat opioid use disorder.
FDA Recommends Discussing Naloxone With All Patients Prescribed Opioid Pain Relievers or Medicines to Treat OUD
The FDA released a recent statement explaining that it is now recommending all pharmacists discuss naloxone with patients when prescribing opioid pain relievers or medicines to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).
The results of a level 1 trauma center study have shown that ibuprofen injection (Caldolor, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals) significantly reduces the quantity of opioids required to manage pain after a traumatic injury with fracture.
The medication is indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain caused by acute musculoskeletal disorders.
With medicinal cannabis research in its infancy, many health care providers are unsure how to provide accurate counseling and appropriate treatment to their patients.
Health care compliance analytics can be used to roll out institution-wide training and education programs to deter sloppy or nefarious behavior related to controlled substances.
The study concluded that pharmacists reportedly scored higher on the knowledge test than neurologists and nurse practitioners.
Low back pain is one of the leading reasons people seek medical care and the number 1 cause of disability globally.
Women are more likely to receive multiple opioid prescriptions, study finds.