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Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression

June 22, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

June 21, 2017 U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say

Nivolumab Doesn’t Up PFS in Stage IV or Recurrent NSCLC

June 21, 2017 Findings in patients with previously untreated disease with PD-L1 expression level of ≥5 percent

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure

June 21, 2017 Early-treatment group had significantly lower in-hospital mortality even after adjustment

Strategies Compared for Cancer Medication Submission Lags

June 21, 2017 Shorter submission lag for global trial, early-initiation bridging strategy vs late-initiation strategy

HCC Drops Beyond Five Years of Entecavir/Tenofovir Tx for Hep B

June 21, 2017 Older age, lower platelets at baseline and year five, liver stiffness ≥12 kPa linked to HCC development

Causes of Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes Identified

June 21, 2017 Most serious adverse events caused by medication errors, falls, delayed or inappropriate intervention

More Americans Using High-Doses of Vitamin D Supplementation

June 20, 2017 Study finds more people are taking doses higher than recommended daily allowance

Guidelines Address Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

June 20, 2017 Guidelines address use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, SLE undergoing THA/TKA

NSAID Use, Survival Link Varies With KRAS Status in CRC Patients

June 20, 2017 Use of NSAIDs tied to better survival for colorectal cancer survivors with KRAS wild-type tumors

Marital Status Among Factors Tied to Gout Rx Adherence

June 20, 2017 Belief about medicines, presence of comorbidity, being married positively influence meds adherence

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms

June 20, 2017 Penalties supported by 41% of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient

Tofacitinib Associated With Improvement in Nail Psoriasis

June 20, 2017 Improvement in nail psoriasis severity at 16 weeks versus placebo; maintained through 52 weeks

Risk of Cardiovascular Events Similar With, Without Diabetes

June 20, 2017 Patients with versus without diabetes, without CAD, were more often treated with statins and aspirin

Financial Incentives Increase Viral Suppression in HIV

June 20, 2017 No increase in linkage to care, but increase noted in viral suppression and continuity of care

Medications Underutilized for Treating Youth Opioid Abuse

June 19, 2017 Few young people aged 13 to 25 receiving buprenorphine or naltrexone