Perils of Mixing Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

A New Approach to Managing Gastroparesis

Although there is no cure for gastroparesis, changes to the diet, along with a variety of recent and longstanding medications, can offer some relief of symptoms.

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.

CMS Initiatives Regarding Pain-Management Issues

In 2018, CMS adopted a three-pronged approach to the public-health emergency posed by opioid use.

Opioids Doubling Suicides and Overdoses

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

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.

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