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A bottle of hydrocodone, a needle, and a fine white powder.

Most Patients With Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Have Chronic Conditions

Since patients with chronic diseases are often prescribed opioids, researchers sought to examine the association between opioid-related hospitalization and patients with chronic disease. Since patients with chronic diseases are often prescribed opioids, researchers sought to examine the association between opioid-related hospitalization and patients with chronic disease.

How a Pain Clinic Law Changed Prescribing Behaviors

Researchers conducted a study analyzing the effects of the law on prescriber cessation and modification responses, noting that cessation behaviors can have a dramatic effect on patients, who may transition to illicit opioids if they lack access to a prescriber.

Self-Tests Encourage Awareness and Treatment of HIV Infection

A recent study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined the effects of internet-distributed HIV self-tests on disease awareness and diagnosis among men who have sex with men (MSM). This group accounts for more than two-thirds of people diagnosed with HIV infections, and approximately 1 in 6 MSM who are infected is…

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