Prescribing an Overdose: A Chapter in the Opioid Epidemic

AAPM President-Elect W. Michael Hooten, MD co-authored a multi-institution research collaboration led by Mayo Clinic published in JAMA Network Open . The study showed that more than half of Americans starting the most hi...
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Trends in Prescription Opioid Use and Dose Trajectories Before Opioid Use Disorder or Overdose in US Adults From 2006 to 2016: A Cross-Sectional Study

With governments' increasing efforts to curb opioid prescription use and limit dose below the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended threshold of 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day, little is...
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Next-Generation Single-Dose Antidotes for Opioid Overdoses

Scientists report that they are developing single-dose, longer-lasting opioid antidotes using polymer nanoparticles. 

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2019 AAPM Meeting Highlights from MedPage Today

 Read articles about the latest pain research present at AAPM35 in Denver, March 6-10, 2019. 

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Pain-Induced Negative Affect Is Mediated via Recruitment of the Nucleus Accumbens Kappa Opioid System.

 Negative affective states affect quality of life for patients suffering from pain. These maladaptive emotional states can lead to involuntary opioid overdose and many neuropsychiatric comorbidities. Uncovering the ...
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