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Low back pain patients with opioid use disorder more likely to get more opioids

One-quarter of Medicare beneficiaries seeking care for acute low back pain received opioid prescriptions, according to 2016 to 2019 data. Patients with opioid use disorder received higher opioid doses and were more likely to be coprescribed gabapentin.
11 Jun 2024

New 'weighs' to treat obesity

Even as the data on weight loss drugs mount, physicians need to help patients navigate potentially prohibitive costs and a continuing need for lifestyle change.
1 Mar 2024

AHA offers guidance on palliative pharmacotherapy for cardiovascular disease

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) calls for use of guideline-directed and evidence-based palliative therapies in end-stage heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, and other cardiac conditions.
9 Jul 2024

Potential problematic prescribing in older women

Prescription of systemic estrogen therapy after menopause could be a red flag for use of other medications linked to dementia.
1 Apr 2024

Drug screens early during treatment for OUD predict risk of return to opioid use

Patients whose urine drug screens in the three weeks after beginning treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) were negative for opioids had a 13% risk of returning to opioid use compared with 85% for those with three weeks of opioid-positive or missing results.
10 Oct 2023

Routine opioid use disorder screening fails to significantly increase new diagnosis rates

This may be due to the sensitivity of the screening instrument, compounded by the stigma of opioid use disorder; addressing the latter may increase the instrument's sensitivity, the authors suggest.
17 Oct 2023

New UTI treatment, AI sepsis risk calculator approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Jun 2024

Opioid use declined in chronic pain patients with no increase in nonpharmacologic therapy

Surveys from 2020 showed that about 1 in 4 adults with recent chronic pain reported using pharmacologic therapies only, showing a need to increase nonpharmacologic therapy use, according to the study authors.
21 Nov 2023

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

Telehealth visits may improve outcomes for opioid use disorder

A cross-sectional study of U.S. insurance claims found that buprenorphine initiation during a telehealth visit was associated with a 36% lower overdose rate than in person and that patients in the former group were more likely to refill their prescriptions.
12 Sep 2023

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