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Review finds potential uses, pitfalls for generative AI in medicine

Although large language models could be used in several areas in medicine, many notable challenges remain unresolved, limiting their implementation, the review authors said.
30 Jan 2024

Treat addicted patients for the long-term

Diagnosing addictions are often based on one question. An expert offers advice to make that one question count, and to move from diagnosis to treatment.
1 Jun 2009

Many patients do not use or discard prescription opioids after surgery, review finds

More needs to be done to reduce the oversupply of opioids after surgery because prescriptions are often not fully used, and easily diverted for nonmedical use, study authors said.
8 Aug 2017

Big barrier to buprenorphine removed

The U.S. government no longer requires an X waiver to treat patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
1 Mar 2023

Extended-release naltrexone may be as effective as buprenorphine but more difficult to initiate

Buprenorphine might be a safer initial strategy for many patients because of the better chance of a quick, successful induction, a comment author noted.
21 Nov 2017

Finding common ground

Rather than standing on the sidelines, ACP selectively supports or opposes issues based on how closely they compare to our own policy recommendations, as determined by our membership.
1 May 2018

Opioids may be associated with increased risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections

Patients with invasive pneumococcal disease had significantly greater odds than control participants of being current opioid users, and associations were strongest for long-acting opioids, high-potency opioids, and high-dose opioids.
13 Feb 2018

Dear blog, my patients are nuts. Signed, anonymous

At the drive-up pharmacy, you hear the woman complaining about the size of her Lipitor co-payment. Then you spy a half-eaten Big Mac languishing on her dashboard.
1 Apr 2008

Success with STIs causes complacency

Progress made in combating HIV has caused people to feel a greater sense of security around sex and less worry about bacterial sexually transmitted infections.
1 Apr 2020

In this together

Correcting medical errors in a systematic manner has come a long way, but have we made progress in helping our colleagues and ourselves deal with mistakes?
1 Nov 2017

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