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Deeper Medicare Cuts Won't Reduce the $50B Spending on Older Adult Falls

Cutting physical therapy reimbursement is bad for patients and bad for spending

Aug 10, 2023
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What's Your Risk of Coronary Artery Disease?; Chronic Pain Prediction Score

Also in TTHealthWatch: treating COVID-related pneumonia and a new agent for smoking cessation

Jul 15, 2023
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MDMA Cured Extremism? Abilify Pain Cream Scheme; Ritalin's Opposite Effect in Some

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Jun 21, 2023
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Gabapentinoid, Opioid Prescriptions Rose in Older Patients After Surgery

Almost all procedures had an increase in both types of prescribing, Medicare data showed

Jun 16, 2023
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'If the Narcan Isn't Working, Give More' and Other Myths About Naloxone Use

In non-responsive patients, think polysubstance use, says addiction treatment expert Kelly Ramsey

Jun 02, 2023
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'Succession Syndrome'; Opioid Use Disorder LAI Approved; Seizures of Ketamine Rising

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

May 31, 2023
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Chronic Pain Detected in the Brain for the First Time

Real-world signals were seen mostly in the orbitofrontal cortex

May 22, 2023
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Unemployment, Depression Tied to Pain Frequency in Sickle Cell Disease

But the pain "does not discriminate on two key socioeconomic markers, researchers find

May 22, 2023
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Chronic Pain Incidence Is High in the U.S.

New cases occur more frequently than other conditions, and often persist

May 17, 2023
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Diabetes and Poor Diet; Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatment

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Apr 29, 2023
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Benefits to Skin Cancer Screening? The Verdict on OTC Hearing Aids

Also in TTHealthWatch: chronic pain in U.S. adults, and a new treatment for C. diff

Apr 22, 2023
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FDA Mulling Trial Design Issues for Long-Term Opioids in Chronic Pain

Agency advisors will consider pros, cons of an enriched enrollment randomized withdrawal design

Apr 17, 2023
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Opinion
The Evolution of Opioid Addiction Care

Addiction specialists on the start of the opioid crisis, current treatments, and a path forward

Apr 14, 2023
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Bears and Blood Clots; Acquitted Husel Sues for $20M; Church Fined Over COVID Rules

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Apr 14, 2023
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