Get resources and guidance on how to implement effective team-based opioid management strategies in primary care by participating in the AHRQ-funded “Six Building Blocks” project. Selected practices will implement the Six Building Blocks toolkit to improve opioid prescribing and collect metrics to monitor progress. An anticipated 15 participating practices will each receive the resources and a $2,500 honorarium/practice to offset costs of data collection for the evaluation. The estimated start date for practices is late April 2019. Learn more here.
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- Losartan Potassium Tablets and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited: Recall - Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Methylnitrosobutyric Acid Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) (03/01/19)
- Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets and Valsartan Tablets by AurobindoPharma USA: Recall - Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity (03/01/19)
- Losartan Potassium Tablets by Camber Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino Butyric Acid (NMBA) Impurity Found in the API (02/28/19)
NIH study of brain energy patterns provides new insights into alcohol effects
Study could help understanding of how the brain uses energy in health and disease.
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Long periods of sedentary behavior may increase cardiovascular risk in older women
new study has found that the longer older women sit or lay down during the course of a day—and the longer the individual periods of uninterrupted sitting—the greater their risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. But...
Monthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disorders
Study results on long-acting injection formulation now published.
Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults
Researchers measured pain’s impact on normal work activities, people’s health status, and health care use.
Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease
Addressing Social Isolation To Improve the Health of Older Adults: A Rapid Review
Purpose of Review
To rapidly evaluate the effect of interventions targeting social isolation/loneliness in community-dwelling older adults (60 years and older) on outcomes of social isolation/loneliness, health and health care utilization.