There’s a growing understanding that behavioral health disorders are undermanaged in primary care settings, and physicians are not using the care management tools that are available, according to a study.
When the decision to prescribe opioids for chronic pain is made, the lowest possible effective dosage should be used in order to mitigate risk of dependence and overdose, according to a new CDC guideline.
February 23, 2016 | Gary A. Enos. Contributing Editor
Showing bipartisan cooperation in an effort to curb the opioid crisis, members of the National Governors Association (NGA) are resolving to establish opioid prescribing guidelines that could include quantitative limits.