Tag: addiction

Study IDs 10 risk factors for opioid overdose after prescription

Editor's Note A large study led by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, identified 10 predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain, as published by CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) on October 23. While there are screening tools to identify patients at higher risk of addiction or…

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By: Brita Belli
October 23, 2023

Reducing opioids prescribed after total joints

Editor's Note This study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, finds that total hip (THA) and total knee (TKA) arthroplasty patients could be prescribed less opioids after surgery without the need for refills. The analysis included a cohort of 120,889 opioid-na├»ve primary total joint arthroplasty patients aged 18 to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2023

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