opioid prescriptions

Don’t lecture physicians on ‘cautious prescribing’ of opioidsPhysicians answer to patients, not pharma, when it comes to the prescription of powerful opioids.
FDA: New assessment discourages morcellation for fibroidsAn updated review of evidence by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underscores concerns expressed in 2014 by the agency about use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM) for treatment of uterine fibroids. Plus: Prescription habits show ob/gyns not well informed about opioids, according to a study. Also: Does ADHD medication use during pregnancy increase risk of congenital malformations?
Addiction Risks Rise after Day Three of an Opioid PrescriptionThe length of an initial opioid prescription influences the risks of long-term use.
New Hampshire medical board rejects governor’s strict opioid Rx proposalThe New Hampshire Board of Medicine rejected a set of rules proposed by Gov. Maggie Hassan designed to more closely regulate doctors who prescribe opioid painkillers.
Lessons learned from one state’s drug crackdown initiativesStudy: Florida’s tougher drug laws and monitoring program is positively impacting opioid prevention efforts.
Unique state collaborations help promote appropriate opioid useResearchers from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo highlight efforts to promote safe and appropriate use of opioids.
Will locks on Rx bottles curb opioid abuse?The state of Illinois will launch a pilot program next year to try to answer that question.