OrthoCarolina Implements Opioid Protocol

Narcotic prescribing guidelines have been implemented by OrthoCarolina with the goal to reduce the amount of narcotics prescribed following orthopaedic procedures. “These guidelines, which are now in line with protocols mandated by the state of the North Carolina,...

CMS Hosting Opioid Listening Session

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a series of listening sessions related to implementing the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery & Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients & Communities Act of 2018....

National Spotlight on State Efforts to End Opioid Epidemic

The American Medical Association (AMA) and Manatt Health conducted an in-depth analysis of the response to the opioid epidemic by four states: Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The analysis focuses on state efforts in six key areas to identify...

AAHKS Members Surveyed on Opioid Prescribing

A survey of AAHKS members on opioid prescribing has been published as a study in Orthopedics. According to Charles P. Hannon, MD, who is the lead on the AAHKS opioid awareness task force, the study “demonstrates the significant variability in opioid prescribing after...

JOR Publishes Stem Cell Issue

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR), a publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society, has published a special open-access issue, “Stem Cells,” with more than two dozen papers on the topic of stem cell therapy and orthopaedics. Farshid Guilak, PhD, Linda J....
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