The findings seen among adults of all ages, especially those aged 85 years or older; the risk was highest in the first 28 days after initiation.
During high-concentration capsaicin patch treatment, a significant decrease was seen in average daily morphine equivalent dose.
Significant increases were seen across seven modalities for pain management.
Both reveal that older adults need more help than ever when it comes to getting the treatment they need to address such issues.
No association was seen between cannabis use and nonmedical opioid use in those receiving pharmacotherapies for opioid use disorder.
The likelihood of using prescription opioids was higher for older persons, those with public insurance, and those with more severe pain, after adjustment for multiple factors.
The nasal spray version of naloxone will be available at select retailers for $44.99 for a box of two doses.
A significantly increased risk was observed for social or behavioral health workers, registered nurses and healthcare support workers.
The American Medical Association applauded the approval to improve access to nonprescription naloxone as a way to curb the opioid epidemic.
Accidents and behavioral disturbances were the most common reasons for visits among patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
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