The first large study of surgical opioid prescribing and patient usage shows the potential for reduced amounts and the importance of safe disposal of unused pills.
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The management of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers varies greatly, according to a new study. Researchers offer three key takeaways.
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A review of data from millions of U.S.