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September 20, 2017
A new study by researchers from the University of New Mexico found that 34 percent of chronic pain patients enrolled in the study were able to cease using all prescription medications by the last six months of the 24-month observation period.
September 20, 2017
A study by the University of New Mexico has found that medicinal cannabis may reduce the use of certain dangerous prescription drugs such as opioids. The research will be published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association .
September 19, 2017
Regardless of what some officials in the Trump administration believe, Americans have a major problem with pharmaceutical narcotics, and that’s something cannabis can help mitigate, according to the conclusion of a recent University of New Mexico...
September 11, 2017
As the United States faces the worst opioid epidemic in history, with prescription drug use reaching peak levels, more evidence continues to show that cannabis is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous or lethal pharmaceuticals. “The potential...
September 8, 2017
“The potential for addiction and health risks associated with using multiple scheduled drugs places additional direct monetary and health costs on patients and healthcare systems due to an increased number of side effects, risky drug interactions,...
August 18, 2017
An a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled...
July 19, 2017
An international group of experts from 13 nations has published a new set of clinical practice guideline recommendations for the management of frailty. The recommendations highlight the need to provide evidence-based information to providers, to...
Recorded June 7, 2017 Speaker: Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP Description: Antipsychotic dose reduction in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings has become a priority due to risks associated with their use and national policy initiatives...
May 30, 2017
As the disease progresses in patients with dementia, it is recommended that goals of care be reassessed to meet changing needs. Especially as these patients near end-of-life, goals generally shift from disease-targeted therapies to a more palliative...
April 18, 2017
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, a partner in the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely ® campaign , recently announced its Choosing Wisely Champions . This recognition goes to David Smith, MD, CMD,...