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Postpartum women filled more opioid prescriptions during pandemic

Written by | 6 Apr 2023

Women who gave birth during the COVID-19 pandemic filled significantly more prescriptions for opioid medications, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Published in the Journal… read more.

CBD oil doesn’t reduce pain after common treatment for urinary stones

Written by | 11 Mar 2023

Treatment with an FDA-approved cannabidiol (CBD) oil product does not lower pain  scores after surgical treatment and stent placement for patients with urinary stones, reports a clinical trial… read more.

Injectable tissue provides significant, long-term relief for chronic back pain

Written by | 2 Mar 2023

A minimally invasive treatment that injects allograft disc tissue into the spine to relieve pain associated with degenerative disc disease provides significant improvement in pain and function over… read more.

People with arthritis 20% less likely to be in work

Written by | 31 Jan 2023

The typical person living with arthritis in the UK is 20% less likely to be in work than their equivalent without the condition, new research shows. And the… read more.

Overdose deaths involving buprenorphine did not proportionally increase with new flexibilities in prescribing

Written by | 25 Jan 2023

The proportion of opioid overdose deaths involving buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, did not increase in the months after prescribing flexibilities were put in… read more.

Half of patients in telemedicine program for opioid use disorder current with medication a month later

Written by | 25 Nov 2022

More than half of the patients who were prescribed medication to treat opioid use disorder through a virtual program established during the pandemic continued with their treatment at… read more.

Study finds chronic-pain management, falls and limited access to care are critical issues among medically underserved

Written by | 15 Nov 2022

To improve the health of a community, the first step is to identify its most pressing needs. To that end, in 2022 Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) implemented… read more.

Survey shows majority of physicians favor allowing telehealth to treat opioid-use disorder

Written by | 16 Oct 2022

A survey of more than 1,000 registered physicians who used telehealth services to treat patients with opioid-use disorder during COVID-19 found that an overwhelming majority favor making telehealth… read more.

Orthopedic surgery patients do fine without opioid painkillers

Written by | 6 Oct 2022

Opioid-based painkillers have become a mainstay of post-operative care in orthopaedics but carry a risk of addiction. Now a new study by researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton… read more.

How new motion-sensing technology may help standardize back-pain care

Written by | 16 Sep 2022

Digital health systems can tell clinicians when someone’s heart-disease risk calls for a drug to lower cholesterol or whether insulin shots are warranted for a person with type… read more.

Has prescription monitoring curbed the opioid epidemic?

Written by | 2 Sep 2022

Mandates designed to decrease opioid prescriptions in the U.S. have worked, but they also have had an unintended and undesirable public health outcome, according to a recent study… read more.

Meta-analysis shows low risk of muscle pain from statins

Written by | 31 Aug 2022

In over 90% of cases, statin therapy is not related to muscle pain, researchers from a large new study reported on August 29, 2022 in The Lancet. “The… read more.

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