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Genetic test for opioid disorder risk approved

The new test is to be used prior to patients' first exposure to oral opioids for the treatment of acute pain. Other recent FDA actions include a recall of overly potent IV drugs.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/02/07/genetic-test-for-opioid-disorder-risk-approved.htm
7 Feb 2024

Few internal medicine residency programs provide clinical opioid-related training

A 2019 survey of members of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine found that while 82% of programs required some training in safe opioid prescribing and opioid use disorder treatment, few programs required clinical experiences.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/10/4.htm
10 Nov 2021

AHA offers guidance on palliative pharmacotherapy for cardiovascular disease

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) calls for use of guideline-directed and evidence-based palliative therapies in end-stage heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, and other cardiac conditions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/07/10/aha-offers-guidance-on-palliative-pharmacotherapy-for-cardiovascular-disease.htm
10 Jul 2024

Opioid agonist therapy infrequently prescribed during hospitalization for veterans with opioid use disorder

About 15% of inpatients with opioid use disorder received methadone or buprenorphine in the hospital, and the vast majority of patients who were not on opioid agonist therapy prior to admission did not receive it during hospitalization.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/04/22/4.htm
22 Apr 2020

Team up to treat opioid addiction

Hospitalists can improve care even without the expertise of an addiction medicine consult service.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2021/09/team-up-to-treat-opioid-addiction.htm
15 Sep 2021

Prescription of opioids at hospital discharge may vary by race/ethnicity

A single-center, retrospective analysis of patients who received opioids in the last 24 hours of hospitalization found that Black patients were less likely than White or Asian patients to be prescribed opioids at discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/09/22/3.htm
22 Sep 2021

May 18, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/18/

Opioid exposure linked to increased risk of delirium in critically ill adults

A Dutch study found that opioid use in the ICU increased the daily risk of delirium by 45% in a dose-dependent manner and that this increased risk was independent of the degree of pain present.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/04/21/5.htm
21 Apr 2021

September 2021

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2021/09/

Encouraging use of subcutaneous opioids reduces IV opioid prescribing, pilot study finds

One general medicine unit educated prescribers and nursing staff about subcutaneous opioid administration and successfully adopted a standard of practice preferring oral and subcutaneous opioids over IVs.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2018/05/23/2.htm
23 May 2018

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