pain management

A Solution to the Opioid Crisis?
A Solution to the Opioid Crisis?A new study finds that patients many patients prefer cannabis to prescribed opioids.
Apps distract patients from procedure painTaking the sting and stress out of dermatologic procedures requires low-tech distraction techniques and, often in the case of children, amusing apps.
How best to reduce injection pain—lidocaine creamA comparison of 4 levels of pain management of routine vaccine injections found that of the remedies tried, only liposomal lidocaine applied at the injection site provided consistent relief.
PDMPS: An effective but underutilized resource for prescribersMCOs are going to have to step up their efforts to impact the growing opioid epidemic in this country.
Pain management of office-based hysteroscopyDifferent interventions are appropriate for different patients.
HHS tackles opioid epidemicHHS is taking formal steps to address opioid addiction, a widely recognized national public health crisis. Find out the policy changes.
Shorter hospital stays and reduced costs possible with IV acetaminophenA new study has found that use of acetaminophen injection and reduced use of opioids to treat acute surgical pain can save a medium-sized hospital an estimated $4.7 million annually.
AAP offers guidance on neonatal pain managementNew guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses current methods for assessing and treating neonatal pain, but also calls for additional research and the development of more evidence-based interventions.
Balancing opioid benefits, dangersOpioids are powerful clinical tools that effectively treat pain and have a place in therapy, but it can be difficult to manage the dangers. Here's a look at some of the abuse-deterrent drugs on the horizon.
Pain management: Patient needs must come firstAlthough pain relief is a national political issue, healthcare providers still have a moral obligation to ensure that patients have access to all available resources to alleviate their pain.