Despite widespread awareness of antibiotic resistance, many admit to taking leftover antibiotics without guidance or expecting a prescription for colds.
Drug Abuse and Misuse
As the opioid crisis unfolded, prescriptions for the narcotic alternative saw a two-fold increase despite unclear evidence of benefit for pain.
Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly decreased opioid prescriptions without compromising pain control.
A new study suggests an opportunity to safely reduce opioid prescriptions to children after tonsil removal surgery.
Marijuana’s growing availability and public acceptance has brought unintended consequence for users — including some who end up needing emergency care.