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Doctors May Under-Prescribe Pain Meds During Night Shifts

Physicians less likely to prescribe an analgesic during night shifts versus daytime shifts


Thursday, June 30, 2022

NHS Privatization Tied to Increase in Treatable Mortality

Annual increase of 1 percent of outsourcing to the private for-profit sector linked to annual increase of 0.38 percent in treatable mortality


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Opioid Tapering Tied to Overdose, Withdrawal, Mental Health Risks for Up to Two Years

Authors hope findings will 'inform a more cautious approach to decisions around opioid dose tapering'


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Varies by Race, Ethnicity, State

Disparity in life expectancy across states greater when race/ethnicity are considered


Monday, June 27, 2022

One in 10 Pain Meds Make It Through Development Process

More drugs with high abuse potential made it through the development process than new drugs with low abuse potential


Friday, June 24, 2022

Acupuncture Reduces Frequency of Chronic Tension-Type Headaches

Responder rate higher with true acupuncture (needling to achieve deqi sensation) versus superficial acupuncture (sham control)


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Medicare Could Have Saved $3.6 Billion on Generic Drugs in 2020

Authors say Medicare could have saved up to $3.6 billion by purchasing generics at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company prices


Monday, June 20, 2022

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic


Friday, June 17, 2022

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN


Friday, June 17, 2022

Atogepant Prevents Migraine in Adults

Compared with placebo, increase in responder rates seen at all atogepant dose levels


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

2016 to 2020 Saw Increase in Medical Cannabis Licensure

Percent of patients with conditions that had substantial or conclusive evidence of therapeutic value decreased from 2016 to 2020


Monday, June 13, 2022

Spinal Anesthesia Tied to More Severe Pain After Hip Fracture Surgery

Greater worst pain in first 24 hours and more prescription analgesic use at 60 days reported with spinal versus general anesthesia


Monday, June 13, 2022

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say


Monday, June 13, 2022

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items


Friday, June 10, 2022

New Drug Launch Prices Increasing Exponentially Each Year

Findings among newly marketed brand-name prescription drugs launched in 2008 to 2021


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

2016 to 2019 Saw Drop in Patients Receiving Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Relative change from 2016 to 2019 varied from −52.0 percent in Mississippi to −6.9 percent in New Hampshire


Monday, June 6, 2022

Short-Term Improvement in Chronic Pain for Oral Cannabinoids

Moderate improvement in pain severity and response for products with high THC-to-CBD ratios, but side effects are seen


Monday, June 6, 2022

ASRAPM: Adjust Use of Contrast for Pain Procedures During Shortage

Consider the use of an alternative form of visualization, such as ultrasound, when feasible


Friday, June 3, 2022

Migraine History Tied to Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Risk driven by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preterm births


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Hispanic, Black Physicians Underrepresented in the United States

With sustained doubling of Hispanic and Black medical students, it would take 92 and 66 years to correct deficit of physicians


Wednesday, June 1, 2022


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