Default setting in electronic medical records ‘nudged’ emergency department physicians to limit opioid prescriptions to 10 tablets

Posted by - January 18, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteFor patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets leftover that could be diverted for misuse or abuse. Implementing a default option for a lower quantity of tablets in the electronic medical

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Stigma continues to hamper response to opioid epidemic

Posted by - January 10, 2018

This post was originally published on this siteEfforts to reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic remain beset by the stigma associated with drug use, a group of researchers write in a year-end review. The researchers emphasize the need for the American health care system to embrace medications such as methadone to treat opioid use disorder, provide

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