pain management

Are opioids better than nonopioids to improve pain?President Donald Trump was expected to announce a new plan to combat the opioid crisis, even as a recent study found that prescription opioids were not as effective as over-the-counter medications for pain management.
Four Ways Pharmacists Are Fighting Opioid Abuse
Four Ways Pharmacists Are Fighting Opioid AbuseGreater awareness of the dangers posed by prescription opioids is changing pharmacy practice.
The fifth vital sign: Has this concept gone too far?Is the overwhelming problem of too many opioid and narcotic pain prescriptions related to the identification of ‘pain’ as the ‘fifth vital sign’? Was the intention for the designation, the ‘fifth vital sign’, an expectation that individuals would be pain free during hospital stays, eg, after a surgical procedure, or after visiting ambulatory centers for an injury?
Children still prescribed postop codeine despite warningsA new study reveals that too many children are still given codeine or codeine-containing medications after surgery.
Ideal pain relief for musculoskeletal injury remains elusiveA comparison of a combination of oral morphine and oral ibuprofen with each of these drugs alone found that none of these options provided optimal analgesia for the pain of a musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I).
Opioid crisis legal ramifications: How to protect your healthcare organizationOverprescribing by just one practitioner can lead to an untoward outcome that may readily affect the entire healthcare facility.
Pain control rxA recent study suggests that rhinoplasty patients may need fewer opioids than surgeons think.
Needle-phobic patients? Laughing gas to the rescueOne surgeon says nitrous oxide is an effective solution for anxiety prone patients during non-surgical procedures.
Serotype E botulinum toxinEB-001 has a fast onset of action and short duration of effect. Could it become a solution for post treatment pain?
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right time
Personalized medicine: Right drug, right patient, right timeThe premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.