Opioids Doubling Suicides and Overdoses

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

Comparison of Chronic Pain and High-Impact Chronic Pain

The 2016 National Health Interview Survey found that high-impact chronic pain and chronic pain that does not limit major life activities were linked to various physical and mental conditions.

Worsening Overdose Crisis Predicted

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

Peripheral Arterial Disease From a Community Pharmacy Perspective

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) describes a phenomenon in which circulation to the leg is diminished due to atherosclerosis, resulting in reduced blood flow and often causing pain that can be limiting to those who experience it. 

OTC Transdermal Analgesic Patches in Pain Management

While these products are generally safe when used according to labeling, pharmacists must be familiar with available evidence in order to help patients safely self-medicate.

Guiding Novel Neurologic Drug Approvals

The FDA’s review of drug and biological products in this medication class is critical, as a brain impairment impacts between 6.5% and 7.9% of adults in the United States.

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