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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.

Ubrogepant appears effective for early acute treatment of migraine

An industry-funded trial found that ubrogepant was associated with absence of moderate or severe headache within 24 hours 46% of the time versus 29% with placebo when taken during the prodrome period (nonaura symptoms preceding headache onset).

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of insomnia

An 87-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of bothersome insomnia. She reports taking up to 2 hours to fall asleep. She also feels that her sleep is less refreshing. What is the most appropriate treatment?

Review offers guidance on selecting medications for COPD

Researchers suggest ways for clinicians to assess cognitive function, manual dexterity/strength, and peak inspiratory flow before choosing an inhaled medication delivery system for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Register now for ACP's and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on controversies in colorectal cancer screening

A panel of experts will discuss colorectal cancer screening options based on diagnostic test accuracy, effectiveness, and potential harm during the virtual live event on Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET.

Reminder: Member-exclusive ACP Connect app available for download

The app provides on-the-go access to the latest College news, information, tools, and resources, as well as opportunities to communicate with colleagues.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.