Medications

Older adults employ high-risk methods to obtain opioids

(HealthDay)—About 15 percent of older adults use high-risk methods for obtaining prescription opioids, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Medications

Low-dose ketamine may be an effective alternative to opioids

Opioids are commonly prescribed in the emergency department (ED) for the treatment of acute pain, but due to the epidemic of opioid misuse, analgesic alternatives are being explored. A new Academic Emergency Medicine analysis ...

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