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Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations have not yet been widely accepted despite their proposed value in reducing opioid abuse and related mortality. Many of the current barriers to broader use are related to their higher cost compared with conventional formulations.

Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

It is known that the space environment and zero gravity pose risks to human health, but planetary dust is another threat that has been mostly overlooked.

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Screening Guidelines and Recommendations

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Screening Guidelines and Recommendations

There is a lack of direct evidence that assesses the benefits and harms of screening for urinary incontinence in women.

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.

Influential Factors in Kidney Transplant Include Social Support, Life Expectancy

Influential Factors in Kidney Transplant Include Social Support, Life Expectancy

Transplant providers are more likely to choose candidates for kidney transplant if they have a strong social support network.

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

The Challenge of Compassion in Modern Healthcare Settings

A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.

FDA Taps Social Media to Identify and Assess Emerging Drug Abuse Threats

FDA Taps Social Media to Identify and Assess Emerging Drug Abuse Threats

The FDA continues to battle the nation's opioid problem even as it looks to detect and prevent the next threat.

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

Prioritizing Rest in Hospital Settings: Poor Sleep Increases Costs, Complications, and Mortality

Study results serve as an important impetus for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and others involved in the care of hospitalized patients to optimize sleep in the hospital setting.

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome Associated With Brain Upward Shift

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome Associated With Brain Upward Shift

Study results demonstrate that the eyes are gateways into the effects of space flight on the brain.

Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias

Terms Used for Addiction May Be Associated With Explicit, Implicit Bias

Stigmatizing terms used to describe individuals who have a substance addiction, including "addict," alcoholic," and "substance abuser," may be associated with negative explicit and implicit biases and should be replaced with positive terms that still describe the conditions accurately.

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

Cannabis has been shown to reduce the use of prescription drugs that have more numerous and serious side effects, including opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants.

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

Mistreatment Programs Reviewed for Reducing Abuse of Medical Trainees

The development of a theoretical framework can help prevent the pervasive abuse, harassment, discrimination, and mistreatment of medical trainees.

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

Digital Media Engagement Associated With ADHD Symptoms in Adolescents

These results indicate an association between adolescent engagement in digital media activities and subsequent ADHD symptoms.

Opioid Users More Likely to Have Complex Health Issues and Dealings With Criminal Justice System

Opioid Users More Likely to Have Complex Health Issues and Dealings With Criminal Justice System

Individuals taking opioids were found to be more likely to report physical and mental health issues and to have more frequent dealings with the criminal justice system compared with individuals not taking opioids.

FDA Clears Smartphone-Enabled Urinalysis Kit for Home Use

FDA Clears Smartphone-Enabled Urinalysis Kit for Home Use

The Dip.io kit works in tandem with existing smartphone cameras and a dedicated app.

Decreasing Diet-Related Diseases Requires Changes in Policy and Regulation

Decreasing Diet-Related Diseases Requires Changes in Policy and Regulation

Several nations have limited the allowable sodium content of key foods, and the United Kingdom and Canada have implemented voluntary sodium-reduction targets for many categories of foods.

Off-Label Prescribing Common With Certain Psychiatric Medications

Off-Label Prescribing Common With Certain Psychiatric Medications

Using data from the 2012 and 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, researchers looked at all adult outpatient visits to psychiatric practices for chronic care management in which ≥1 psychiatric medication was prescribed.

National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts

National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts

The mission of the National Guideline Clearinghouse was to offer a source of objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines, and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use by healthcare professionals.

AAP: Policy Statement on Health Concerns Related to Food Additives

AAP: Policy Statement on Health Concerns Related to Food Additives

According to the AAP, improvements to the current regulatory process for food additives are "urgently needed" as recent studies suggest many of these chemicals have been linked to endocrine system disruption and other adverse health effects.

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