HRT, tattoos, insurers exacerbating the opioid epidemic, prolonged sitting, plus a new COPD drug: here's a recap of 5 of the week's key news reports.
The report contains a vast amount of information but overlooks some important issues.
The 35-year-old man is a new patient for you. He says he was given Vicodin when he had a similar injury a number of years ago. How do you proceed?
Best practices make a strong case against prescribing benzodiazepines for chronic pain patients taking opioids. But are we following best practices?
A new study found that alcohol was involved in more than 20% of both opioid- and benzodiazepine-related deaths reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network in 2010.
There are no guidelines on how to differentiate iatrogenic opioid abuse triggered by treatment for legitimate pain from illicit use. And yet, theories abound.