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2012-03-23 23:02:00

Dealing with Rising Rates of Oxycodone Abuse New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 New York physician Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD has long advised that the abuse of the drug Oxycodone (OxyContin) would become not only a major medical issue among chronic pain users, as more and more legislation is being passed to narrow the prescriptive use of this drug, but also would drive the rates of drug crimes sky high as these medicinal use patients found themselves without this powerful drug for the...

2012-03-17 00:06:48

    The study's objective was to identify which skills and competencies are considered most critical for primary care providers (PCPs) to learn in order to effectively manage opioid risk in patients treated for chronic pain     Study participants included experts in primary care, pain management, and addiction     Experts in this study identified the most important skills for PCPs managing opioid risk in chronic pain patients as how to monitor...

2012-03-12 19:54:53

Using injectable diacetylmorphine – the active ingredient in heroin – to treat chronic opioid addiction is cheaper and more effective than methadone, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Methadone is the most common treatment for people who are dependent on opioids such as heroin, although research indicates that most people over time go back to using illicit drugs. The North American Opiate Medication Initiative, a randomized controlled trial,...

2012-03-12 19:48:28

Model shows those using heroin-assisted therapy live longer and cost society less Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users, according to a new study by researchers at Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia. The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), attributed most of the economic benefits to the fact that recipients of medically prescribed heroin...

2012-03-12 19:40:10

Prescribing opioids for pain to older patients within seven days of short-stay surgery appears to be associated with long-term analgesic use compared to those patients who did not receive prescriptions for analgesics after surgery, according to a study published in the March 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Patients are frequently prescribed analgesics after ambulatory or short-stay surgery in anticipation of postoperative pain and the most...

2012-03-07 10:51:59

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder, are more likely to receive prescription opioid medications for pain-related conditions, have higher-risk opioid use patterns and increased adverse clinical outcomes associated with opioid use than veterans with no mental health diagnoses, according to a study in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Greater exposure to combat coupled with improvements in battlefield medicine and protective gear...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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