Pain Management

The Pharmacy Times® Pain Management resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, among other items that pharmacists will find valuable.

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The new project follows a collaboration with Walmart announced in August, offering a free comprehensive online training program on opioid stewardship.
 
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Given the evidence of emotional trauma, hopelessness, and social isolation as risk factors for addiction, compassion and support are critical.
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The study found that of 568 patients surveyed, 15% had used cannabis within the past 3 years, with half of the users reporting using it regularly and mostly for medical purposes.
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Although earlier research has shown slight reductions in opioid abuse rates, this analysis is the first to show statistically significant year-to-year declines.
 
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This webcast discusses a number of topics pertaining to the substance use epidemic and updates in the use of naloxone especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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For any patient in hospice, the advent of myriad therapeutic interventions can help achieve comfort and pain relief.
 
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One afternoon, an emergency department pharmacist receives a medication order to verify. It’s for 10 mg of morphine through IV. The pharmacist notices the dose is unusually high and realizes it could potentially be lethal.
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The types of SUDs investigated were tobacco, alcohol, opioid, cannabis, and cocaine.
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Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 Is an attempt to eliminate ‘patient brokering’.
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Study suggests up to 75% of online pharmacies are illegitimate and pose serious health concerns.
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Investigators found that approximately 36% of the patients studied received a dosage strength of 250 mg of morphine over a 5-day period, above the CDC’s threshold for risky opioid prescribing.
 
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In the United States, it is estimated that 34 million school hours and $45 billion are lost each year to unplanned dental care.