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2020 Jul-Aug

J Am Board Fam Med



Medications, Medicating, and Medicated-When, Where, and How-Opioids and Others.


Bowman MA, Seehusen DA, Neale A V
J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Jul-Aug; 33(4):489-490.
PMID: 32675257.


Medication therapy emerged as a theme for this issue-from many perspectives and for different conditions. We have several articles on opioids, including for pain/noncancer pain; use by older drivers and their reported driving; and the advantages of family medicine treatment sites. A related article explores chronic widespread pain and concurrent low back pain. In addition, this issue covers the gamut of prescribing inappropriate medications for older individuals and prescribing antibiotics when a CT scan of the abdomen would not have found an indication for such treatment. Other included topics include social complexity and impact on primary care physician income.