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How Johnson & Johnson companies used a ‘super poppy’ to make narcotics for America’s most abused opioid pills
How Johnson & Johnson companies used a ‘super poppy’ to make narcotics for America’s most abused opioid pillsMarch 27, 2020 11:55 am As the United States was succumbing to an epidemic of addiction, the Johnson & Johnson family of companies became the leading maker of narcotics for popular opioid pills, a dominance achieved through decades of innovation, navigation of U.S. drug policy, and the cultivation of poppies in this remote haven on the other side of the world.Read More
Doctors Turn to Social Media to Develop Covid-19 Treatments in Real Time
Doctors Turn to Social Media to Develop Covid-19 Treatments in Real TimeMarch 27, 2020 11:54 amThe step-by-step protocols that doctors learn in medical school just weren’t stopping the new coronavirus from killing people...Read More
Opioid Prescribing Rates Down in Emergency Departments
Opioid Prescribing Rates Down in Emergency DepartmentsMarch 27, 2020 11:52 amThere was a substantial temporal decrease in opioid prescriptions within an urban academic medical center’s emergency department, according to new study findings.Read More
MAT Regulations Relaxed During COVID-19 Pandemic—This Should Catalyze Further Reform
MAT Regulations Relaxed During COVID-19 Pandemic—This Should Catalyze Further ReformMarch 27, 2020 11:51 amIn order to facilitate social distancing among people in treatment for opioid use disorder, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration relaxed some onerous regulations surrounding the use of buprenorphine or methadone in Medication Assisted Treatment.Read More
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Lessons learned from SARS — A guide for hospitals and employers
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Lessons learned from SARS — A guide for hospitals and employersMarch 27, 2020 11:51 amLessons learned from the 2003 SARS outbreak and subsequent litigation are key in understanding hospital and government obligations in the context of COVID-19.Read More
High Intra-op Opioid Use Linked to Post-op Delirium in Elderly Outpatients
High Intra-op Opioid Use Linked to Post-op Delirium in Elderly OutpatientsMarch 27, 2020 11:49 amIncreased intraoperative opioid administration was associated with the occurrence of postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing outpatient surgery, according to a team of Rush University Medical Center researchers.Read More
Sympathetic Blocks Show Significant Benefit for CRPS
Sympathetic Blocks Show Significant Benefit for CRPSMarch 27, 2020 11:49 amSympathetic blocks provided substantial relief for patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), according to new research. The study also overturned two pieces of conventional wisdom: Skin temperature change is not associated with sympathetic block pain reduction...Read More
Managing Pain and Related Symptoms during Coronavirus
Managing Pain and Related Symptoms during CoronavirusMarch 20, 2020 4:28 pmEditorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. Read More
MEDICARE TELEMEDICINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FACT SHEET
MEDICARE TELEMEDICINE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FACT SHEETMarch 20, 2020 4:25 pmMedicare coverage and payment of virtual servicesRead More
Essential clinician commentary on COVID-19 coronavirus from the KevinMD community
Essential clinician commentary on COVID-19 coronavirus from the KevinMD communityMarch 20, 2020 4:22 pmTrusted clinician commentary on COVID-19 coronavirus from the KevinMD community. Read More

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