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Why Patients Need to Come Clean About Cannabis to Their Anesthesiologist

β€” If they don't, things could get complicated

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Palliative Care Has a Branding Problem

Changing how it's perceived can break down silos

Feb 22, 2024
Largest COVID Vax Safety Study; Kratom Deaths Rising; Gov. Threatens Hospital Chain

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Feb 21, 2024
For Kids With Sickle Cell Disease Prescribed Opioids, No Patterns of Misuse Emerged

Number of vaso-occlusive crises tied to days' supply

Feb 19, 2024
Minimizing Opioids After Teens' Spine Surgeries Appears Practical

Alternatives prove mettle in studies

Feb 14, 2024
For Kids With Sickle Cell Disease Prescribed Opioids, No Patterns of Misuse Emerged

Number of vaso-occlusive crises tied to days' supply

Minimizing Opioids After Teens' Spine Surgeries Appears Practical

Alternatives prove mettle in studies

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Triptans Warrant Their Current Contraindication, Analysis Suggests

Acute migraine drugs raised ischemic event odds for people with underlying risk factors

Feb 06, 2024
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Drug-Related Endocarditis: A First Stab at Recommendations for Surgeons

STS consensus statement on ethics, surgical criteria, transcatheter debulking

Jan 30, 2024
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Merrick Garland's Surgery; Neuralink's Human Brain Chip; Novel Drug Cuts Pain

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Jan 30, 2024
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Sleep, Energy Levels Linked With Next-Day Headaches

Anxiety, depression, stress as headache predictors were superseded by sleep changes

Jan 24, 2024
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Gabapentinoid Use Continues to Climb

Gabapentin still commonly prescribed off-label for chronic pain

Jan 22, 2024
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Buprenorphine Less Risky for Most Birth Defects Than Methadone

But researchers said any treatment for OUD in pregnancy is better than none

Jan 22, 2024
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SpA Diagnoses Remain Uncertain, Even After Years of Symptoms

Many patients never know for sure what they have, study suggests

Jan 19, 2024
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Opioid Exposure in Womb Tied to Kids' Risk for Eczema, Dermatitis, and Asthma

No link between prenatal exposure and risk for autoimmune conditions, however

Jan 18, 2024
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Gabapentinoids in COPD Patients May Raise Risk for Severe Exacerbations

39% higher risk compared with nonusers, database study finds

Jan 16, 2024
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Overdose Death Notices Plus Guidance Sink Opioid Prescribing

Doctors who were told about deaths and given planning prompts wrote fewer opioid scripts

Jan 16, 2024
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Groups Blast FDA's Opioid Abuse Surveillance Proposal

RADARS system's ties to Purdue Pharma undermine the reliability of its data, they say

Jan 03, 2024
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'They See a Cash Cow': Corporations Could Consume $50 Billion of Opioid Settlements

Pitches land daily in the inboxes of state and local officials

Jan 01, 2024
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Ketamine and Chronic Pain; Ivermectin Lawsuit and Public Health; JN.1 Keeps Growing

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Dec 27, 2023
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First Test to Identify Opioid Addiction Risk Approved by FDA

Genetic test intended to be used before patients are exposed to oral opioids for acute pain

Dec 20, 2023
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