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In case you missed it: new study warns against acetaminophen use during pregnancy

A recent study published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology sheds light on the debate about acetaminophen use for pregnant women. After reviewing the medical literature on the topic going back 25 years, the research team is urging caution on the use of this common OTC during pregnancy because of the strong link associated with adverse neurological, urogenital, and reproductive outcomes in children.

NIH: Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 and 2019

A study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that overdose deaths in the United States involving methamphetamine nearly tripled from 2015 to 2019 among people 18 to 64 years of age. 

Patients on high doses of opioid analgesics risk overdose when tapering, study finds

A new study published in JAMA Network reveals that patients who take substantial amounts of opioid analgesics over the long term are at a greater risk of experiencing a mental health crisis or an overdose when they taper their dose.

 

Study finds differences in opioid prescribing for Black and white patients

Black and white patients within the same health system are subject to very different opioid prescribing behaviors, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine points out.

Older adults with functional impairments at risk of prescription drug misuse

Older adults with functional impairments may be at a higher risk of medical cannabis use, as well as prescription opioid and tranquilizer or sedative misuse, suggests new research published in the online edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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