Explore the latest in opioid use disorders, including recent advances in opioid rehabilitation programs, treatments, and public health interventions.
This cross-sectional study examines the association between early physical therapy and subsequent opioid use among opioid-naive adults with a new diagnosis of musculoskeletal shoulder, neck, knee, or low back pain.
This case-control cohort study compares the total number of opioid pain medications prescribed after gynecologic and abdominal surgery, the number of requests for opioid prescription refills, and postoperative pain scores and complications before and after implementation of an ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol.
This narrative review addresses the rewarding and analgesic effects of opioids, the epidemiology of the opioid crisis, and interventions used to treat and prevent opioid use disorder.
This cohort study characterizes the national population of cardiac surgery patients with opioid use disorder and compares outcomes with cardiac surgery patients without opioid use disorder.
This cohort study using the Optum Research Database examines whether opioid prescriptions provided by dental clinicians for pain management of third molar extractions to opioid-naive US adolescents and young adults was associated with subsequent opioid use and abuse.
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses recently enacted state laws that allow prescribed opioids to be substituted with medical marijuana.
This Viewpoint expresses concerns about the workforce available to care for patients with opioid use disorders and advises that psychiatrists become trained in the administration of buprenorphine and acquire other skills.
This study assesses the availability of pharmacist-furnished naloxone 2 years after implementation of legislation in California allowing provision of the drug without a physician’s prescription.
This study evaluated naloxone accessibility from chain pharmacies in Texas 32 months after state legislation allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone under standing orders from authorizing prescribers.
This study uses data from the Optum Clinformatics Data Mart to evaluate trends in outpatient prescription of opioids to persons 18 years or younger in the United States from 2004 to 2017.
This study describes opioid prescribing and consumption for a variety of surgical procedures and investigates factors associated with opioid consumption after surgery.
This cohort study uses Medicaid claims data to identify the proportion of youths who receive treatment for addiction shortly after diagnosis and to determine whether timely receipt of medications for opioid use disorder is associated with longer retention in care compared with behavioral treatment only.
This population-based study compares opioid use in patients with non–small cell lung cancer who underwent open resection vs video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
This narrative review presents the pharmacology, pathophysiology, neuroimaging, and neuropathology of leukoencephalopathy associated with chasing the dragon, a method of heroin usage involving heating the drug and inhaling its fumes.
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