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Impact of state opioid laws on prescribing in trauma patients.

Excessive opioid prescribing has resulted in opioid diversion and misuse. In July 2018, Michigan’s Public Act 251 established a state-wide policy limiting opioid prescriptions for acute pain to a 7-day […]

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State-to-State Variation in Opioid Dispensing Changes Following the Release of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

Evidence suggests that opioid prescribing was reduced nationally following the 2016 release of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain by the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention […]

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The Risk Factors of Chronic Pain in Victims of Violence: A Scoping Review.

Violent situations are unfortunately very frequent in women and children all over the world. These experiences have long-term consequences for adult physical and psychological health. One of the most reported […]

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The social organization of opioid policies and their implications for people with chronic pain and clinicians: An institutional ethnography.

Opioid use and related harms have been of growing concern in North America and elsewhere. In Canada, while policies and programs intended to mitigate opioid-related harms have been introduced by […]

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Ketamine for Chronic Pain and Mental Health: Regulations, Legalities, and the Growth of Infusion Clinics.

In this article, we will review evidence for ketamine’s role in chronic pain and mental health conditions, its current legal status and abuse potential, and the regulations related to its […]

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The intersection of drug use discrimination and racial discrimination in the management of chronic non-cancer pain in United States primary care safety-net clinics: Implications for healthcare system and clinic-level changes.

Clinicians’ bias related to patients’ race and substance use history play a role in pain management. However, patients’ or clinicians’ understandings about discriminatory practices and the structural factors that contribute […]

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Effects of U.S. State Medical Cannabis Laws on Treatment of Chronic Noncancer Pain.

State medical cannabis laws may lead patients with chronic noncancer pain to substitute cannabis in place of prescription opioid or clinical guideline-concordant nonopioid prescription pain medications or procedures.

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Child appraisals of injustice in the context of acute and chronic pain: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.

Recent research has found child pain-related injustice appraisals to be associated with adverse pain-related outcomes. However, this evidence is mainly based on research using a measure developed for adults in […]

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Opioid-related policy changes: Experiences and perspectives from people who use opioids to manage non-cancer chronic pain.

People who use prescription opioids to manage non-cancer chronic pain are particularly vulnerable to opioid-related policy change. This study aims to better understand what prescription opioids provide this population, what […]

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Effects of state opioid prescribing cap laws on providers’ opioid prescribing patterns among patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

Prior work suggests opioid prescribing cap laws are not associated with changes in opioid prescribing among patients with chronic pain. It is unknown how these effects differ by provider specialty, […]

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