This retrospective cross-sectional analysis of pharmacy data indicates that most buprenorphine prescribers’ patient censuses are considerably below current limits.
This noninferiority trial compares the effects of implanted vs sublingual buprenorphine for sustaining abstinence among adults with opioid dependence who achieved abstinence after 6 months or more of sublingual buprenorphine treatment.
This commentary discusses a meta-analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine that evaluated the efficacy of opioids as treatment for back pain.
This Medical News feature examines mindfulness meditation as a nonpharmacologic approach to managing chronic pain.
This guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes 12 recommendations to improve communication about opioids for chronic pain, to improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and to reduce risks associated with long-term opioid therapy.
This study examines the frequency of opioid prescriptions filled within 7 days of extraction among Medicaid patients.
This study assesses trends in the amount of hydrocodone/acetaminophen and oxycodone/acetaminophen prescribed for postoperative pain management.
This Clinical Review
This 2×2 factorial randomized trial compares the effects of larger vs smaller chest tube size and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs vs opiates on pain and efficacy of pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural effusion.