Surgeons write opioid prescriptions for four times as many pills as patients actually use, according to a study that found that prescription quantity, not reported pain, is the strongest predictor of opioid consumption.
The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating the overall opioid crisis.
The hospital is concentrated on hardwiring clinical processes to achieve better outcomes for patients with some measures showing significant improvement while others still remain below average.
An American Heart Association conference over the weekend revealed a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.