As dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by their patients.
A state-mandated policy restricting opioid prescriptions along with increased public awareness and education about the opioid epidemic preceded drastic reductions in opioid prescribing and use for surgical patients at the University of Vermont Medical Center
Orthopaedic surgeons are the third-highest physician prescribers of opioids, writing more than 6 million prescriptions a year. Because over-dispensing of opioids is a factor contributing to the ongoing opioid epidemic, researchers at Johns Hopkins surveyed
Prescribing museum trips may save the NHS cash – but will it help anyone get better? JONATHAN GORNALL on GPs referring patients to ‘non-clinical services’ such as walking and yoga NHS says there is growing
For most infections, the long-standing advice is to take a full course of antibiotics. The rationale for not simply stopping antibiotics as soon as you start to feel better is that antibiotics don’t kill the