Study finds new opioid use high among adults with COPD, raising safety concerns in this vulnerable population.
This article analyzes use of lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging in a national sample of patients with low back pain.
An accompanying editorial says doctors are not irresponsible; they lack access to information about patients'prior overdoses.
The statistics are alarming: 61% of all drug overdose deaths in 2014 are from opioid drugs or heroin, which have been called "chemical cousins."
Patients with abdominal or back pain identified 21 outcomes important to them, but the reported outcomes are quite different from the symptom and function outcomes studied by researchers.

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