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Vitamin D Deficiency and Opioids: An Increased Addiction?

Supplements may help combat opioid craving and addiction Author – Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP A new study conducted by the experts at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows an association between the increased addiction to Opioids and a deficiency of Vitamin D. The study indicates a potential increased risk of addiction and dependence- yet simple solutions like affordable supplements could …

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Naloxone Updates

Update: FDA now recommends prescribing naloxone and requires new labeling changes for opioids In its Drug Safety Communication from July 23, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it recommends that health care professionals consider prescribing naloxone to patients at increased risk of opioid overdose, including those taking benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants, regardless of whether the …

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Opioid Analgesics vs. Non-Opioid Analgesics For Post-Extraction Dental Pain 

A recent study, published in March 2020 in JAMA Network Open, sought to understand the differences in patient-reported outcomes between patients who used opioids and those who did not use opioids after dental procedures, in an effort to encourage the adoption of more conservative and appropriate prescribing practices in dentistry. The study was conducted in the 14 dental clinics of …