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Discontinuing Long-Term Opioids Tied to Overdose Risk

Tapering cuts risk for overdose among those with opioid use disorder

Legalization of Medical Marijuana Beneficial for Cancer Patients

Reduction seen in rate of one or more opioid days and in the rate of one or more pain-related hospital events

ACR: Opioids Raise Risk for VTE in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

However, opioids and NSAIDs carry similar cardiovascular, mortality risks for RA patients

Walmart Offers $3 Billion to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Walmart joins pharmacy chains Walgreen Co. and CVS Health in offering to settle the cases

CDC Updates Recommendations for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Benefits and risk of all treatment options should be considered in the context of patient circumstances

CVS, Walgreens Announce $10 Billion Opioid Settlements

Most of the money will go toward programs that expand treatment for addiction, provide overdose antidotes, support prevention efforts

ASA: Preoperative Cannabis Use Tied to Higher Pain After Surgery

However, no significant differences seen in opioid use postoperatively between cannabis users and nonusers

ASA: Green Light Therapy for Pain-Related Anxiety Studied in Fibromyalgia

Small study suggests green light therapy might reduce anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia who are taking opioids for chronic pain

Some Patients Swap Opioids for Medical Cannabis to Treat Pain

In survey, some patients report less pain, better physical and social functioning after using medical cannabis

Risk-Benefit of Opioids, Other Analgesics Prescribed in ED Unclear

Opioids no more effective than NSAIDs or local, systemic anesthetics for musculoskeletal pain, may carry higher risks for harms