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Independent experts on an FDA advisory panel were recently split over the approval of a non-opioid painkiller to manage post-surgical pain.
A New York company that was the first drug distributor to face US felony charges for its role in fueling the opioid crisis said it will stop distributing controlled pharmaceuticals, which include…

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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a pending case that arose after a patient filled a prescription for Fentanyl in the pharmacy, misused the medication, and killed two people in a fatal car crash.
William Fleischman, MD, MHS, director of Quality and Implementation Science at the Hackensack Meridian Health System, explains how a restrictive drug distribution program reduced the rate of TIRF prescribing and he identifies the critical role…
Lyna Schieber, MD, DPhil, epidemiologist on the Health Systems Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, discusses current opioid addiction prediction models and highlights knowledge gaps that still exist between opioid…
Afton Hassett, PsyD, licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, explains why optimism has been shown to be protective for the experience of pain among…

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A recent study, published online in JAMA Network Open, was the first study of veterinary opioid prescriptions.
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