Pain Management

Boston Medical Center Reduces Opioid Use in Surgical Patients

September 17, 2020

Pharmacists, nurses, and physicians work together to combat the overuse of powerful pain relievers.

FDA OKs Tramadol Hydrochloride Oral Liquid for Pain Management

September 09, 2020

Tramadol hydrochloride (Qdolo; Athena Bioscience) oral solution is indicated for use when pain is severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

APhA, Walmart Provide Free Opioid Training to Pharmacists, Technicians

August 12, 2020

In a collaborative effort, the American Pharmacists Association and Walmart are offering free online training on opioid stewardship to all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Managing Drug Diversion Amid Pandemic

August 10, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis poses unique challenges for managing controlled substances in hospitals.

FDA Approves Oliceridine for Pain Management in Hospitals, Controlled Clinical Settings

August 10, 2020

The opioid’s indication was based on several randomized controlled trials, where patients reported decreased pain.

HHS Awards Over $101 Million to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

August 06, 2020

The grants are part of the administration’s continuing focus on rural health initiatives.

FDA Releases Guidance To Boost Cannabis Clinical Research

July 27, 2020

Responding to growing interest by industry stakeholders, the agency has offered draft guidance outlining quality considerations and other practical recommendations for cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds.

FDA Recommends Naloxone, Opioid Prescribing Rates Drop

July 27, 2020

Health care professionals should consider prescribing naloxone to patients taking prescribed opioids who are at increased risk of opioid overdose, according to the FDA.

Boston Study Finds Discrimination Against Patients with Substance Use Disorder

July 24, 2020

Eighty-one percent of opioid abuse referrals to post-acute care facilities in Massachusetts were rejected, investigators found.

UMass Memorial Provides Model for Curbside Medication Delivery

July 24, 2020

An inside look at the process from prescription to dispensing.