Opioid Evidence & Research

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Association Between Long-term Opioid Use in Family Members and Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Dentists should consider this risk factor for opioid dependence: Young adults undergoing surgical or dental procedures who have long-term opioid use in their families, according to this study published in the February 2019 issue of JAMA Surgery.

Training Experiences Regarding Pain Management, Addiction, and Drug Diversion of Dentists Enrolled the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Training on pain management, addiction, and drug diversion can have a positive impact on dentists’ opioid prescribing practices, according to this study published in the March 2019 issue of Substance Abuse Journal.

Implications of Use of Opioid-Containing Analgesics for Palliation of Acute Dental Pain

This study, published in the January/February 2019 issue of the Journal of Opioid Management, suggests that use of opioid pain relievers does not resolve underlying dental conditions and contributes to drug misuse and adverse interactions.

Opioid Prescribing Practices from 2010 Through 2015 Among Dentists in the United States

This study published in the April 2018 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) offers implications to help reduce the number of opioid prescriptions in dentistry, and reports on opioid prescription rates, dosages, types of opioids prescribed and types of dental visits in which dentists prescribed opioids.

Benefits and Harms Associated with Analgesic Medications Used in the Management of Acute Dental Pain

Discover the analgesics which offer the most favorable balance between dental pain management and low risk for adverse drug events in this 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Information by State

In this graph prepared by Telligen in December 2018, red boxes indicate the top six highest relative ratios of overdose deaths as compared to naloxone prescriptions filled (indicating a negative relationship). Green boxes indicate the top six lowest relative ratios of overdose deaths as compared to naloxone prescriptions filled (indicating a positive relationship). As the …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5-Point Strategy attacks all aspects of the opioid crisis, from addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery services to better data, pain management, and research. The latest news and patient and family stories are also included in this all-inclusive resource.

Pain Management Therapy: The Benefits of Compounded Transdermal Pain Medication

This article was published November 27, 2014 in the Journal of General Practice and discusses the benefits of compounded transdermal pain medication. This review offers an overview of examples to provide evidence of the benefits.

Topical Preparations for Pain Relief: Efficacy and Patient Adherence

This article was published December 20, 2010 in the Journal of Pain Research and presents findings regarding topical formulation of the most widely used drugs for pain treatment and the role of physical agents as delivery enhancers.

Effect of a Data-driven Intervention on Opioid Prescribing Intensity Among Emergency Department Providers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This Academic Emergency Medicine study notes that 75 percent of emergency department (ED) physicians underestimated their opioid prescribing patterns. These physicians reduced their opioid prescribing over the following six to twelve months once they saw the data. Are you collecting and sharing ED physicians’ opioid prescribing patterns and sharing these results with them? Suggested data …

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