Tag: American Medical Association

March 26, 2022
CDC to Update Opioid Guideline

Proposed changes are open to public comment until April 11th.

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July 3, 2021
AMA Updates Impairment Rating Guidelines for the First Time Since 2008

Changes center around improving the assessment of mental and behavioral impairment.

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August 7, 2020
American Medical Association Publishes Opioid Task Force Report

AMA hopes to shift from a crisis-reaction framework to a more holistic model that prevents overdose while helping pain patients receive care.

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July 7, 2020
American Medical Association Asks CDC to Revise Opioid Guidelines

The AMA suggests that prescription medications are no longer a significant factor in the opioid epidemic, and that opioid prescription limits should change.

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February 7, 2019
Troubling Trends for Benzodiazepines

Prescribing has doubled since 2003, overdose deaths quadrupled since 1996, and misuse accounts for 20% of benzodiazepine use.

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February 1, 2019
Opioid Marketing Tied to Higher Prescribing and Overdose

A new JAMA study finds that increased county-level opioid marketing was tied to elevated overdose mortality.

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January 7, 2019
JAMA Examines Association of Early Physical Therapy with Long-Term Opioid Use

An analysis of 90,000 private claims explores the relationship between early PT and reduced long-term opioid use in musculoskeletal pain.

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November 4, 2018
JAMA Examines Persistent Opioid Use in Workers’ Comp Patients

A study of 9,596 claimants who filled an opioid prescription found that 30% were still taking opioids 90 days later.

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July 5, 2018
JAMA Study Questions the Effectiveness of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

In a randomized clinical trial of 460 patients, researchers found the treatment to have similar impact on self-rated disability as standard wound dressing.

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