Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.
Targeting fluoroquinolone prescribing in hospitals is effective, a 48-hospital study shows, but many patients still get discharge prescriptions for them.
1 in 7 privately insured children and non-elderly adults among study cohort received antibiotics for cases that were not medically justified, new research finds.
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.