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FDA Approves Anti-Abuse Narcotic
The FDA has approved an abuse-resistant version of oxycodone, Targiniq ER.
Are Long-Acting Opioids More Effective Than Short-Acting Opioids for Chronic Pain?
The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?
Do Brown Plaques Point to a Diabetic Disorder?
Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.
No Benefit of Steroids for Spinal Stenosis in Randomized Trial
The study showed no long-term benefit of glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis, calling some preoperative insurance requirements into question.
New in NEJM: Degos Disease and Phase 2 Results for PsA
Plenty for rheumatologists in NEJM this week: A deadly vasculitis, Phase 2 results for a new psoriatic arthritis drug, and a solution for constipation with opioids.
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: Take the Quiz
Tinnitus and hearing loss in HIV infection; allodynia in which pain conditions; aphthous ulcers. . . 5 questions here to challenge your diagnostic and clinical IQ.
Sleep, Pain, and the Brain: Key Points from a Symposium
The vicious cycle between pain, sleep loss, and depression comes clear in this set of infographics about presentations at a recent NIH symposium.
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