opioid exposure

Proper Med Disposal Is Even More Important Than You ThinkA huge number of opioids go unused. So where do they go?
Novel approach to neonatal abstinence syndrome shortens hospital stayInfants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) treated with supportive nonpharmacologic interventions have a substantially shorter hospital stay and are less likely to be treated with morphine, a new study shows.
Drop in opioid Rx, overdoses linked to pharmacy changesThe introduction of abuse-deterrent OxyContin, couple with the removal of propoxyphene from the US prescription marketplace may have played a role in decreasing opioid prescribing and overdoses, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
NIH: Chronic pain requires individualized, patient-centered approach to treatmentPatient-centered care tailored to individuals is needed to treat and monitor the 100 million Americans who live with chronic pain, an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded.
Study explores genetic factors in neonatal abstinence syndrome