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.
Putting patients on aspirin following a knee replacement is a safe, cost-effective alternative to anticoagulants, U-M researchers find.
Benzodiazepine prescribing is most intense in the South and in economically disadvantaged counties. It’s also more common among older male primary care physicians.
Federally recommended “expedited partner therapy” can get antibiotics to both partners quickly. But several barriers can stand in the way.
Benzodiazepines pose special risks to older adults. New research finds many of those who start taking them aren’t stopping.