Year in Review: 2021 Top Pain Management News from Drug Topics®


Take a look back at the top 10 pain management news articles published on Drug Topics® this year.

Did you miss the top pain management news of 2021? Catch up on the noteworthy news that you might have missed this year.

10. Study Assesses Predictors of OTC Treatment Optimization for Acute Migraine

A study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 73rd Annual Meeting aimed to identify predictors of acute treatment optimization in individuals with migraine

9. Common Medications That Can Cause Constipation

When counseling a patient with constipation, it is important to review the patient’s medication list to determine the potential cause.

8. How to Tactfully Handle Naloxone Counseling

Naloxone education often requires difficult but necessary conversations with patients.

7. Naloxone: A Primer for Pharmacists

Become an expert in naloxone to help educate patients.

6. Study Identifies Gap in Naloxone Access During Pandemic

Individuals with opioid misuse disorders may be experiencing decreased access to naloxone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Ripple Effect: The Opioid Epidemic Challenges Even the Most Resilient Communities

Small towns have faced everything and overcome all manner of struggles—until the opioid epidemic arrived.

4. Study: Behavioral Health Problems Linked to Increased Risk of Opioid Use in Teens

Nonprescription opioid use can significantly increase the risk of opioid overdose, according to a recent study.

3. Netflix Docuseries Pharmacist Shares Story on Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Keynote speaker Dan Schneider, from the Netflix documentary “The Pharmacist” discusses his story and mission to end the opioid epidemic.

2. Pharmacist Tackles Opioid Crisis With Innovative Projects

Elizabeth Dragatsi, RPh, BCPS, worked on 2 projects integrating community pharmacists into contingency management and opioid education.

1. Study Sheds Light on Reasons Behind Low Triptan Adherence
A 25-year study examines triptan use as an acute treatment strategy for migraines in a Danish population.

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