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Dueling versions of legislation would each create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri,...
Rep. Holly Rehder Missouri is facing a prescription drug abuse epidemic, with dealers who...
The rate has increased in every state in the last decade, yet few are...
Dueling versions of legislation would each create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, the only state that doesn’t have one. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, pre-filed the House version of the bill Thursday, which would give doctors and pharmacists easy access to recent drug purchases by patients as a way to combat doctor shopping. “After Florida’s […]
Rep. Holly Rehder Missouri is facing a prescription drug abuse epidemic, with dealers who sell to addicts from their own doctor-prescribed bottles. There’s no way for doctors in Missouri to know a patient already has a prescription, because the state does not have a prescription-drug database. With doctors in the dark, the most prevalent means […]
The rate has increased in every state in the last decade, yet few are doing much to prevent it. BY MATTIE QUINN | NOVEMBER 19, 2015 A mother in Ohio looks at pictures of her daughter, who died of a suspected heroin overdose. (AP/John Minchillo) In every single state, the rate of young people dying from drug overdoses increased […]
CHICAGO – Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced their participation in a government-led effort to address the opioid epidemic, part of ASA’s continued focus on patient safety and ongoing work to promote the safe use of prescription opioids. ASA is joined by a number of public and private sector partners in the efforts, […]
(Part 1 of 3) – On an April morning in 2014, Kelley McDonald woke up in her suburban St. Charles home and went downstairs to remind her son Sean to take his bipolar medication. “I go over to the couch and I kind of shake him and I’m like come on buddy you’ve got to take […]
The American Board of Anesthesiology says it will retool its process for assessing physicians’ competency, putting an end to a practice of testing every 10 years that has drawn critics across multiple specialties.The certifying body for anesthesiologists announced on Thursday it was redesigning its Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program, or MOCA. The move was […]
In the video above, Missouri physician anesthesiologists attend the 2015 ASA Legislative Conference in Washington DC. Each year, MSA members travel to the nation’s capitol to network with physician anesthesiologists from around the world, engage in educational policy discussions, and influence Congressional policymakers on Capitol hill. It is important to patient safety that a strong […]
An Orthopedic Surgeon-Fueled Opioid Epidemic A report by the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons last May noted that “the past few decades have seen an alarming rise in opioid use in the United States,” that “a significant number of orthopaedic patients are at risk for the repercussions from both therapeutic and nontherapeutic opioid use,” […]
A new study helps trace the origins of prescription drug abuse, which has been linked to the added problem of increased heroin use and overdoses. In this forum on July 21, we referenced an Associated Press story about a Centers for Disease Control study that found: “About 75 percent of new heroin users first became […]
SCS is administered with a small device that is placed under the skin to treat chronic pain in the appendages and torso. As against the low frequency SCS that typically delivers about 40 to 60 Hz, high frequency SCS (also called HF 10) delivers around 10,000Hz. The conclusion has been reached after scientists observed the […]