Publication date: 
Fri., May. 10, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

HHS Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations

On May 10, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, voted on its final recommendations and published the Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations,  which emphasize the importance of providing balanced, individualized, patient-centered pain management to ensure better clinical outcomes for pain that improve quality of life and functionality for patients. The group recommended a broad framework of approaches for treating acute and chronic pain. 

Publication date: 
Mon., Jul. 22, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

Many Americans Take Antibiotics Without a Prescription

Many Americans use antibiotics without a prescription, according to an analysis of 31 prior studies conducted between 2000 and 2019 published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study found patients have a variety of ways to obtain antibiotics without a prescription, including saving leftovers from a prior valid prescription, obtaining them from family or friends and buying them online.

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