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An Opioid Therapy Compliance Checklist | Feature

New data show that the Opioid Compliance Checklist appears to be a reliable and valid screening tool to help detect current and future aberrant drug-related behaviors.

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Medicare-Prescribing-Painkillers-Feature

CME: Examining Medicare Prescribing of Painkillers | Feature

Recent data show that opioid prescribing for Medicare Part D patients is a widespread practice. Efforts to curtail opioid overprescribing must address a broad group of prescribers to be effective.

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low-back-pain

Knowingly taking placebo pills eases pain, study finds | Feature

A new study is the first to demonstrate beneficial placebo effect for lower back pain sufferers who knew they were taking ‘fake pills.’ Patients who knowingly took

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spinal-surgery

Analyzing Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement | Feature

Your dear friend has had pain in her left hip for the past decade, and it has only gotten worse. Her films show severe osteoarthritis, even though

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Survey-OTC-DrugUse-Percept-Feature

Surveying OTC Drug Use Perceptions | Feature

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, an incidence rate that is higher than the combined number of

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Opioid-Constipation-Feature

CME: Opioid-Induced Constipation in Cancer Patients | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who experience opioid-induced constipation (OIC) often experience psychological distress and negative cognitions. Understanding the nature of this burden may improve how clinicians recognize and assess the problem and promote more intensive management strategies that address the distress OIC often produces.

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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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Medicare-Prescribing-Painkillers-Feature

Examining Medicare Prescribing of Painkillers | Feature

Recent data show that opioid prescribing for Medicare Part D patients is a widespread practice. Efforts to curtail opioid overprescribing must address a broad group of prescribers to be effective.

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Minorities-AbPainCare-EDs-Feature

Minorities & Adnominal Pain Care in EDs | Feature

Acute abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to visit the ED, but few studies have examined if there are racial and ethnic

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patientdoc0708

Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

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Opioid-Constipation-Feature

Opioid-Induced Constipation in Cancer Patients | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who experience opioid-induced constipation (OIC) often experience psychological distress and negative cognitions. Understanding the nature of this burden may improve how clinicians recognize and assess the problem and promote more intensive management strategies that address the distress OIC often produces.

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Prog-OpioidUse-Feature

How to prevent dependency when patients first receive opioids | Feature

Clinicians should think twice when prescribing opioid medication to patients for the first time to relieve pain, migraines or severe coughs. To prevent possible addiction, doctors and

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Migraine-StrokeRisk-Feature

CME: Migraine & Stroke Risk | Feature

A study has found that migraine appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke among active smokers but not for non-smokers. Encouraging smoking cessation may be critical to improving outcomes for migraineurs.

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Managing-Cholesterol-in--Specific-Patient-Groups

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

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ED-PatientViews-PainCare-Feature

ED Patient Views on Pain Care | Feature

Pain continues to be one of the top reasons for patients seeking care at EDs, but little is known about their perspectives and experiences when being treated

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

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Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

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