Pain Management

Women With HIV and Persistent Depression May Experience Greater Risk for Heart Disease

July 03, 2020

A new study found increased plaque buildup levels in women with HIV who also suffered from persistent depression and stress.

Study Identifies Factors Driving Higher Opioid Prescription Rates in Women

July 02, 2020

Research has found that women receive higher rates of opioid prescriptions than men; a new study identifies why that may be.

NACDS: Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Should be Mandatory

July 02, 2020

NACDS is urging the Drug Enforcement Administration to make electronic prescriptions for controlled substances mandatory.

Systematic Review Evaluates Cannabis, Cannabinoids in Palliative and Supportive Oncology Care

May 30, 2020

A systematic review of medical cannabis and cannabinoid use in oncology care demonstrated varied results. 

Buprenorphine Dispensing Barriers Among Community Pharmacies in Rural Kentucky

April 29, 2020

A recent study included interviews with pharmacists in rural Kentucky counties regarding pharmacy-level barriers to opioid use disorder treatment.

NSAID-Induced Hepatotoxicity Rare, but Still Important to Note

April 13, 2020

In 2010, nearly 43 million of adults living in the United States, or approximately 20%, took aspirin a minimum of 3 times per week for 3 months or more.

Studies Examine Association Between Opioid Prescriptions and Obesity

April 02, 2020

Obesity may contribute to incident long-term prescription opioid use due to underlying pain conditions.

Opioid Overdose Deaths Decreasing

March 09, 2020

Combating the opioid epidemic is a popular cause, and many organizations, government entities, and health care groups have responded.

FDA OKs OTC Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen Combination Product

March 05, 2020

Advil Dual Action, an ibuprofen and acetaminophen fixed-dose combination, has been approved as an OTC product for pain relief.

Informed Pharmacists Can Reduce Barriers to Naloxone in Rural Communities

February 25, 2020

Regardless of naloxone availability, rural pharmacies can serve as an educational resource for individuals seeking access to the medication.

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