Medications

About 12 percent with ankle sprain fill opioid prescriptions

(HealthDay)—Overall, 11.9 percent of patients diagnosed with an ankle sprain fill an opioid prescription within seven days of diagnosis, according to a research letter published online July 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Health

Canada urged to introduce universal drug plan

An advisory council appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday recommended introducing a national drug program to curtail soaring costs and help millions who cannot afford their prescriptions.

Oncology & Cancer

New exercise guidelines for people with cancer

A decade-old treatment recommendation for people with cancer to take a "slowly slowly" approach to exercise has been replaced with new guidelines recommending a personalised exercise program including high-intensity workouts ...

Medications

Americans' prescription med use is declining

(HealthDay)—Bucking a longstanding upward trend, new data shows that the percentage of Americans taking any prescription drug has fallen slightly over the past decade.

Medications

Improving affordability of prescription drugs

Out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications impose a heavy financial burden, especially on low- and middle-income patients with chronic diseases, often reducing adherence to medication and worsening health outcomes. ...

Medications

Does opioid use in pets create higher risk for abuse in humans?

The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman ...

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