Psychiatrists say fentanyl test strips can be powerful tool for slowing the scourge of overdoses attributed to tainted street drugs.
With the expected publication of new government guidance for prescribing opioids to outpatients comes the need for a reminder: A document can’t replace good clinical judgment.
Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues are on a mission to improve pain education for physicians and the public. They are working in conjunction with the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Retained post-surgery prescription opioids can be misused and contribute to the opioid epidemic. A Cleveland Clinic nurse studies the effectiveness of drug disposal bags to ascertain if they increase disposal rates.
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In response to the opioid crisis, a new protocol for pain management following c-sections calling for narcotic-free care is generally well-received by patients. Dr. Eric Chaing, anesthesiologist and Dr. Lynette Karth, obstetrician, explain.
A new episode of our “Neuro Pathways” podcast taps the expertise of a psychiatrist at the center of Cleveland Clinic’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis, from mitigating misuse among surgery patients to keeping abreast of new state regulations.
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A Q&A with two leading pain management experts provides insight into opioid use and abuse in the U.S. compared to Europe.
60,000 Americans die of drug overdose each year. Obtaining hearts from just a fraction would meet the needs of the 3,900-plus people on the transplant waitlist. Here’s how we’re helping make that happen.
Addressing and resolving the problem of opioid use in pregnancy is a moral and ethical imperative for Ob/Gyns and for healthcare nationwide. Cleveland Clinic women’s health is taking a proactive approach.