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Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study

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MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting women who've had a cesarean section dispense and control pain medication through a catheter reduces their use of addictive oral opioid painkillers, researchers report. Their study included 576 women who had planned C-sections. In such cases, it's common to inject a local anesthetic and a small dose [...]

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. Hospitals

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WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new survey shows. More than 98 percent of anesthesiologists responding to the survey said they regularly experience shortages of these drugs. And recent efforts by [...]