Deaths from prescription and illicit opioid drugs have quadrupled since 1999. A drug safety researcher explains the must-do’s to stop these deaths and curb addiction nationwide.
The opioid epidemic is well documented, yet physicians still are wary about whether cannabinoids are better options for chronic pain. Neither is a perfect solution.
Much of what’s known about CTE stems from postmortem diagnoses. Now, physicians have outlined a framework to identify clinical consequences of head trauma in the living.
Health care providers should better explain the risks of pain pill access — and encourage parents to properly dispose of leftover medication.
A new study finds smokers who haven’t been diagnosed with COPD may still experience COPD-like symptoms. This begs the question: Should the diagnostic requirements for COPD change?