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Atogepant Prevents Migraine in Adults

Compared with placebo, increase in responder rates seen at all atogepant dose levels

2016 to 2020 Saw Increase in Medical Cannabis Licensure

Percent of patients with conditions that had substantial or conclusive evidence of therapeutic value decreased from 2016 to 2020

Spinal Anesthesia Tied to More Severe Pain After Hip Fracture Surgery

Greater worst pain in first 24 hours and more prescription analgesic use at 60 days reported with spinal versus general anesthesia

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items

New Drug Launch Prices Increasing Exponentially Each Year

Findings among newly marketed brand-name prescription drugs launched in 2008 to 2021

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment

2016 to 2019 Saw Drop in Patients Receiving Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Relative change from 2016 to 2019 varied from −52.0 percent in Mississippi to −6.9 percent in New Hampshire

Short-Term Improvement in Chronic Pain for Oral Cannabinoids

Moderate improvement in pain severity and response for products with high THC-to-CBD ratios, but side effects are seen

ASRAPM: Adjust Use of Contrast for Pain Procedures During Shortage

Consider the use of an alternative form of visualization, such as ultrasound, when feasible