News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

Opioid-Benzo Co-Prescribing Continues, Despite Risks One-third of office visits with benzodiazepine prescriptions involve overlapping opioids

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The Public Health Road Map to Respond to the Growing Dementia Crisis

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Patients with newly diagnosed musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than recommended

NIH study shows treatment recommendations impacted by patient and physician factors.
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The Federal Government Supports Health Literacy Research!

Several health literacy research tools are developed from the funding and support of the federal government. Visit our website to see how the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education and others support health literacy research.
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Drugs That Worsen Heart Failure Common in Hospitalized HF

Commonly prescribed medications that exacerbate heart failure are often continued after—or even started during—HF hospitalization, new research suggests.

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FDA MedWatch - Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant (gabapentin) and Lyrica, Lyrica CR (pregabalin): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Breathing Problems

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Improving Management of Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Older Adults (R18)

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Decision IQ: Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Navigating Complexities in Care

This interactive case-based CME activity discusses strategies to reduce inappropriate polypharmacy in the geriatric population. Join expert faculty as they offer their perspectives on the latest evidence for deprescribing management decisions and use relevant resources to answer questions related to a clinical case presentation.
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Culture & Health Literacy

The ideas people have about health, the languages they use and the health literacy skills they have, reflect their cultures. Organizations can increase communication effectiveness when they recognize and address cultural differences that may contribute to miscommunication. Our website has resources to help you improve your cross-cultural communications skills.
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