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Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

In response to the epidemic of opioid addiction and deaths, in 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines urging physicians to try non-opioid methods first for chronic pain. In a viewpoint published last month in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, CDC officials wrote that while illicit opioids such as fentanyl seem to be driving the recent increase in opioid-related overdose deaths, "unnecessary exposure to prescription opioids must be reduced to prevent development of opioid use disorder in the first place." Read More...

2017 EHR Report Card

Electronic health records (EHRs) now are a part of most medical practices, yet doctors remain unhappy with them. In the Medical Economics 2017 EHR report—our fifth—we let them explain why in their own words. In our exclusive survey, we queried more than 3,200 physicians to learn more about their frustrations and the changes they would like EHR vendors to make in their products. Then we asked vendors to respond. Some of their answers may surprise you. Read More...