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Study with Implications for Opioid Crisis Finds Opioids Raise Risk of Fracture Nonunion

Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not only may ...
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Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing, Overdose, and Mortality in Massachusetts, 2011–2015

Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) may contribute to opioid overdose. Key Results: All six types of PIP were associated with higher adjusted haz...
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Structure of the µ-Opioid Receptor-Gi Protein Complex

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Effect of Restricting the Legal Supply of Prescription Opioids on Buying Through Online Illicit Marketplaces: Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Source: BMJ Abstract: Objective: To examine the effect on the trade in opioids through online illicit markets ("cryptomarkets") of the US Drug Enforcement Administration's ruling in 2014 to reschedule hydrocodone combina...
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The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality in the United States

Source: JAMA Abstract: Importance: Opioid prescribing and overdose are leading public health problems in North America, yet the precise public health burden has not been quantified. Conclusions and Relevance: Premature d...
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Transcranial DCS May Boost Mood in Chronic Low Back Pain

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D-cycloserine for the Treatment of Chronic, Refractory Low Back Pain

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Health Care Utilization and Overall Costs Based on Opioid Dependence in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

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ICER Report Supports Cost Effectiveness of CGRP Inhibitors

Source: Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) A recently released Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) evidence report assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of three calciton...
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Research Finds Pain Expectation Is Pain Reality for Children

Source: UC Riverside Research yields some advice on how to, and how not to, coach children before vaccinations. Full story...  

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