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Newswise: U.S. Comptroller Appoints Chiropractor Christine Goertz as Chair of PCORI Board

Article ID: 719186

U.S. Comptroller Appoints Chiropractor Christine Goertz as Chair of PCORI Board

American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that ACA Senior Scientific Advisor Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, has been appointed by the Comptroller of the United States to a three-year term as chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors.

18-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 719157

Preference for Fentanyl Higher Among Young, White, Frequent Opioid Users

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in U.S. overdose deaths, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

18-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718753

Off-Label Medication Orders on the Rise for Children

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study.

10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718978

Speeding up the drug discovery process to help patients

Universite de Montreal

An international research team is perfecting a method to predict the potential clinical implications of new drugs before clinical trials even start.

13-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718868

19th Surgeon General of the United States to Join Bloomberg School as Distinguished Policy Scholar

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General and previous Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the Distinguished Policy Scholar, beginning in September 2019.

12-Sep-2019 8:30 AM EDT




Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Public Health




Article ID: 718698

Pain Relief Without Opioids

Rush University Medical Center

Results of a recent study suggest that using an alternative MMA regimen of the pain relievers oral acetaminophen and gabapentin, as well as intravenous acetaminophen during surgery, is safe and more effective than conventional pain relief treatments that include opioids. The results were published in the print issue of JAMA on Sept. 1.

9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718663

New SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary Released


In this newly published paper authors Hui Li, Ph.D., and Pak King Wong, Ph.D., (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA), Michael Morowitz, Ph.D., (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) and Neal Thomas, Ph.D., (Penn State University, PA, USA) describe their development of a novel technology approach designed to help clinicians better manage bacterial infection diagnosis and treatment, reduce the improper use of antibiotics and limit the spread of drug-resistant organisms.

9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718630

Crush Injury/Compartment Syndrome – An Emerging Complication of the Opioid Epidemic

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Patients found unconscious after a prolonged period of time – typically due to opioid overdose – are at risk of developing a serious complication called compartment syndrome, reports a study in the September 4, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

9-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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