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Doctors Can Change Opioid Prescribing Habits, But Progress Comes In Small Doses

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific procedures. As a result, patients often were sent home with the equivalent of handfuls of powerful and addictive medications. Then… Read More »

The art of off-label prescribing

Some drugs are used for indications beyond their original FDA approved ones that make complete sense. I mean, if old seizure medications help nerve pain, it might be reasonable to try new ones for the same purpose if everything else fails. Sometimes the broader use of a medication leads to additional FDA approved indications. One… Read More »