Comparison of opioid-sparing approach with standard care shows no difference in patient satisfaction, but less pain among those counseled to use opioids only as backup.
“Secret shopper” study finds stigma is highest against those who say their last doctor stopped prescribing opioids to them.
Minority experience worsening of symptoms over time, especially younger people.
Lowering blood sugar levels and shedding weight can help combat diabetes complications, but researchers say this “one size fit all” approach ignores other risk factors.
A new study of tooth extraction patients shows no benefit to opioids over other painkillers, either in pain control or patient satisfaction.