Free AACN Webinar Series Sheds Light on New Opioid Prescription Guidelines
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has announced an upcoming free webinar, “Understanding the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and Other National Strategies,” for September 22, 2016. This free educational session will outline the changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) opioid prescription guidelines. This webinar comes at a time when healthcare professionals are looking to address the burgeoning opioid epidemic in the United States.
September 20, 2016
Older Adults May Be Taking Dangerous Medication Combinations
More older adults are taking over-the-counter drugs and supplements with their prescription medications than ever, and as many as 15% of them may be in potentially life-threatening combinations, according to a new study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.
May 17, 2016
Healthcare safety standards
FDA Warns About Opioid Pain Medication and Requires Label Changes
In response to a growing concern about opioid use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning in March about prescription pain medications. The agency issued new guidelines for labeling to highlight risks associated with the use of certain drugs, including opioids.
April 18, 2016