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Create one-page summary sheets with basic information that can be easily provided upon request in an emergency or just be a handy reference. Basic information includes name, SSN, insurance info, PCP and other doctors seen, medications, and known allergies. Click on these links to print and use these templates.
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The National Center for Health Statistics at CDC released the final data for 2017 drug overdose death rates. 192 people died each day on average in 2017 from an overdose including 130 from opioids. Here are 6 takeaways. #1 Drug overdose deaths have increased 60% in the past five years …Read More
#1 UBC creates professorship for medical marijuana studies, will advance needed clinical trials for opioid use disorder Dr. M-J Milloy, a recognized leader in the field of epidemiology has been appointed as the first Canopy Growth professor of cannabis science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The position is …Read More
#1 Many pharmacies failing to dispense Naloxone kits Two new studies find that pharmacies are failing to provide naloxone kits to customers without a doctor’s prescription. Naloxone or Narcan the brand name for the nasal spray version is the lifesaving opioid antidote for overdose reversals. The first study in California …Read More
#1 Surgery patients in Michigan found to use only 27% of opioids prescribed to them A November7, 2018 study titled “Association of Opioid Prescribing with Opioid Consumption After Surgery in Michigan” published in JAMA Surgery reports that opioid pain medication is severely overprescribed for patients undergoing surgery. 2,392 patients 18 years …Read More
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#1 FDA approves AcelRx’s Dsuvia, powerful sublingual tablet opioid amid controversy Despite widespread opposition and warnings, the FDA went ahead on November 2, 2018 and approved Dsuvia, an opioid 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. The FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., issued a statement to explain why the FDA went ahead …Read More