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pain management

Opioids
Major insurers may hinder use of opioid alternatives
Published Oct 5, 2018
Major commercial and national insurers are missing opportunities to encourage use of non-opioid alternatives to treat lower back pain, study finds
Pain management
Reducing post-op opioid prescriptions
Published Aug 15, 2018
Experts and patients create procedure-specific Rx guidelines that range from prescribing zero opioids to up to 20 pills
Opioid crisis
Learning to treat pain
Published March 19, 2018
Required course for next generation of physicians highlights the hazards of prescribing opioids
Pain management
Reframing the way we think about opioid abuse
Published Sept 25, 2017
Peter Pronovost, Josh Sharfstein among experts to speak at Johns Hopkins symposium on opioid epidemic
Racial, economic factors contribute to differences in surgical care
Published Sept 20, 2017
Poor and minority patients receive less optimal pain management, are placed on enhanced recovery protocols later than wealthier, white counterparts / Hopkins Medicine
Prescription drugs
Review: Most opioid pills go unused
Published Aug 2, 2017
Researchers also find that majority of prescribed pills are not disposed of in recommended ways / Hopkins Medicine
Doctor guitar
Published Fall 2016
Musicians get hurt a lot: Paging Dr. Serap Bastepe-Gray / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Prescription for addiction
Published Fall 2016
Administered for pain, drugs like OxyContin have taken a massive toll / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Some sickle cell patients on opioids report more pain
Published June 22, 2016
Study suggests long-term opioid treatment might not be answer for managing pain associated with disease / Hopkins Medicine
Might as well laugh
Published Summer 2016
For patients in tough situations, sometimes the best thing is cracking wise / Johns Hopkins Magazine