Buprenorphine reduces mortality for those with opioid use disorder, but periods off treatment are associated with much higher mortality rates.
Rural physicians have reported significant barriers in treating opioid use disorder.
Overall, 89% of prescriptions written by hand deviated from best practice guidelines, said researchers.
The FDA said that the compounder manufactured and distributed drug products in violation of law.
According to the CDC's latest Vital Signs report, the number remains at high levels and varies from county to county in the U.S.
The researchers found that high doses of vitamin D reduce swelling and inflammation.
Missing just a morning dose can exacerbate asthma symptoms and cause children to miss school, miss out on participating in sports or lose sleep at night.
The study is a crucial step to developing alternative treatments for safer therapy.
By 2014, 41% of rheumatoid arthritis patients were regular opioid users.
Aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque buildup in their arteries.
One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery.
Better communication with healthcare providers could help reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics for common childhood illnesses.
Smaller dose combos of blood pressure medications may be effective and have fewer side effects.
Women with Type 2 diabetes who used low-dose aspirin reduced their risk for breast cancer by 18%.
Heroin use in the U.S. was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015.
The agency sought removal of Opana ER from market based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks.
Pillsy was designed to simplify pill-taking and promote adherence.
Cannabis smokers often report that they use the drug to relax or relieve stress, but few studies provide clinical evidence of these effects.
Fifty percent of women older than age 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis.
States that allow doctors to treat a patient's sexual partner without an in-person visit may find more success lowering rates of STDs.
A baby's behavior at two to four weeks after birth is not likely due to exposure to medication or depression.
UCSB biologists believe they have corrected a flaw in the way bacterial susceptibility to certain drugs is tested.
In some cases, antibiotic treatment can be harmful, especially for older adults.
Benefits occurred above and beyond the cholesterol-lowering effect of statins.
Researchers have demonstrated screening techniques that can help prevent accidental exposure to synthetic opioids.
UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used MS drug.
How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA?
Patients with AF who received a catheter ablation and were considered low risk for having a stroke didn't benefit from long-term aspirin therapy.
Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a nonbacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription.
Drug users born in the 1980s and 1990s are turning to injection drug more quickly than previous generations.
Aspirin therapy has been a staple of cardiology care for people who have peripheral vascular disease.
Opioid addiction increases likelihood of death tenfold in general healthcare settings.
The study compared patient adherence and tolerability to a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors.
Medication for addiction treatment with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.
The study found that risk to develop pneumonia was highest at the start of treatment, that is, during the first 30 days.
A new study has revealed that 25% of women suffering from a prenatal opioid dependence were not being treated for their addiction.
Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
After vitamin D was re-measured with improved technology, the RDA for vitamin D intake dropped from 800 to 400 IUs per day.
Researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing health.
Researchers pinpoint the cellular receptor MRGRPX2 as the main mechanism for opioid-induced itching.
Certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain.
Researchers examined how a clinical trial on one drug's efficacy affected its use in ambulances across the country.
Pharmacists should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteria.
The team said that the improved adjuvant formulations could reduce side effects.
A new study has examined whether different blood thinning medications might increase the risk of heart attacks.
For roughly one-third of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, lithium is a miracle drug, effectively treating both their mania and depression.
Antithrombotic therapy doesn't decrease low-risk AF patients' risk of suffering a stroke within five years, according to a new study.
The blood thinner rivaroxaban is just as safe as aspirin and more effective at preventing blood clots, according to a new study.
The monoclonal antibody is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of a coronary bypass operation.