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Chronic opioid use during pregnancy that causes neonatal abstinence syndrome is associated with smaller neonatal head circumference

Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Chronic opioid use in pregnancy resulting in NAS linked to smaller head circumference in neonates
An ultrarestrictive opioid prescription protocol can reduce the number of opioids prescribed to patients after gynecologic and abdominal surgery without negative health consequences

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use

UROPP reduces opioids prescribed after gynecologic, abdominal surgery without negative effects
Prescription opioid medications are overprescribed after simple arthroscopic meniscectomy

Opioids Overprescribed After Arthroscopic Meniscectomy

Only 573.5 of 3,765 pills prescribed were consumed by 102 patients undergoing meniscectomy
The use of telemedicine for substance use disorder is relatively low in a commercially insured population

Use of Telemedicine Low for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Although still low, use increased rapidly from 2010 to 2017
The incidence of amphetamine and opioid use has increased among pregnant women

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

Increase in amphetamine-, opioid-related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties
From 2007 to 2016

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up

Between 2007 and 2016, pregnancy-associated mortality related to opioids more than doubled
Warning letters about products illegally marketed as treatments for opioid addiction

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

Tianeptine-containing dietary supplements can pose a number of health risks
Military patients whose primary care clinicians participated in a telementoring program

Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing

Declines seen in annual prescriptions per patient, dose per patient, and number of opioid users
Opioid misuse varies with sexual orientation

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation

Prescription opioid misuse more likely for female respondents identifying as bisexual
There are great differences in access to naloxone even among states that have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to dispense the medication without a physician's prescription

Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies

Despite standing order legislation in two states, there is great variance in pharmacy availability