Urine Drug Tests: Effective for Uncovering Opioid Misuse But Easy To Cheat On

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains the urine-drug testing that numerous businesses and physicians

Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature

Both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy appear to improve back pain and functional limitations among adults with chronic low back pain.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic | eMedia

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 10, at 9:00pm ET on the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Opioid Abuse Drops When Doctors Check Patients’ Drug History | News Brief

There’s a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country, according to new Cornell University research: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The most

Analyzing Pain Coping Strategies | Feature

Differences in the experience of pain among patients have been documented across many racial and ethnic groups in clinical research.

Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | Feature

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treat persistent pain in this unique patient population.

The Relationship Between Menopause & Migraines | Feature

Current estimates show that about 12% of people in the United States experience migraines, with women being three times more likely than men to suffer these headaches.

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

Alzheimer’s & Pain Perceptions | Feature

Research shows that Alzheimer’s disease, in general, is a risk factor for the under-treatment of pain. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the impact of AD on psychophysiological factors that influence the pain experience.

Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

Less Than Half of Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Supplements | News Brief

Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found

What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

Patients With Opioid Addiction Benefit From Tx Initiated in ER | News Brief

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, researchers find

Misdiagnosed Foot, Ankle Injuries May Result in Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Disability | News Brief

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Review highlights importance of additional imaging, second opinions for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Front-line physicians are advised to err on

Overlapping Symptoms and Challenges in Correctly Diagnosing ‘Hip-Spine Syndrome’ | News Brief

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both? Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees.

Back Pain Researchers Say Drugs Don’t Work | News Brief

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George

Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain, Depression | News Brief

Treatment can lessen the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found. In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals

Antibiotics Can Boost Bacterial Reproduction | News Brief

The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scientists have discovered. The EPSRC-funded researchers exposed E.coli bacteria to eight rounds of antibiotic treatment over four days

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