Older adults still at higher risk of opioid overdose: study
Sep 10, 2021
While high risk prescription opioid use has declined over the past decade, nearly 1 in 10 adults are still taking opioids that puts them at increased risk from an opioid overdose, according to a national...
2012 to 2018 saw increase in opioid-linked cardiac arrest
Sep 03, 2021
Hospitalizations for cardiac arrest with opioid use linked to higher prevalence of alcohol, depression, and smoking
AAOS: Some seniors may continue opioid use after hip fracture surgery
Sep 02, 2021
Risk factors for persistent opioid use include prior substance abuse, smoking, higher body mass index, fracture fixation surgery
Genesis settles allegations it discriminated against patients being treated for opioid disorder
Aug 10, 2021
The nation’s largest nursing home company has agreed to resolve allegations that 12 of its facilities turned away prospective residents because they were prescribed buprenorphine or methadone to treat...
Also in the News for Monday, July 26
Jul 26, 2021
LeadingAge, AHCA insist Provider Relief Funds be released, as infrastructure negotiations threaten to redirect remaining balance … Delta variant, case surges pushing vaccinations slightly higher...
The country line dance of pain management: One step forward, two steps back
Mar 05, 2021
“Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is.” “We just hope that you don’t say it. Oh, and we’ll likely not hear you anyway.” We credit Mary Margo McCaffery, MS, RN-BC, FAAN, a pioneer...
Clinical Briefs for Monday, July 15
Jul 12, 2019
Beat the summer heat: American Geriatric Society offers these tips … Subjective well-being tied to healthier life … U.S. brain aging initiative seeks participants … Post-surgery opioid use reduced...
Opioid risk solution released
Nov 07, 2018
Relias has released its Opioid Risk Solution suite, which uses predictive modeling to identify consumers at risk for dependency due to opioid misuse.
Opioid overdose antidote sparks discussion
Anita Gupta, PharmD, DO
Nov 02, 2015
Therapeutic opioid use for chronic pain is a particularly challenging issue for both physicians and patients.
A plan for drug diversion
Oct 13, 2014
One timely topic that is both difficult to comprehend and discuss is drug diversion in long-term care. Long-term care leaders must have a solid system in place with policies and procedures, education,...