Navigation Links
Opioid prescription is on the increase
Date:2/12/2013

More and more opioids are being prescribed for pain relief in Germany. This is the conclusion arrived at by Ingrid Schubert, Peter Ihle, and Rainer Sabatowski, whose study of a sample of inhabitants of the state of Hesse with health insurance from a large statutory provider is published in the latest issue of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2013; 110(4): 45-51).

Behind this study lies the intention to improve pain treatment with opioids, particularly for patients with cancer. Prescribing too little results in inadequate alleviation of pain, while supplying too much entails the risk of addiction, especially in patients who do not have cancer.

The proportion of persons in the sample who received opioids increased between 2000 and 2010, and so did the number of daily doses per recipient. 3.7 million inhabitants of Germany received opioids in 2010, a million more than in 2000. The frequency of prescription of WHO step 3 opioids increasedmost of all in noncancer patients, in spite of the lack of good evidence for this indication.

The study points to inappropriate provision: Despite the increase in opioid prescription, it cannot be concluded that cancer patients are receiving opioids in adequate amounts.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. rer. soc. Ingrid Schubert
ingrid.schubert@uk-koeln.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Opioids associated with highest risk of death
2. Opioid receptors as a drug target for stopping obesity
3. Overprescribing of opioids impacts patient safety and public health
4. Drug to treat opioid addiction poses risks for accidental exposure to children
5. Overdose education, bystander nasal naloxone rescue kits associated with decreased opioid overdose death
6. Nearly 1 in 4 grandparents store prescription medicines where children can easily find them
7. Many Who First Misuse Prescription Pills Get Them From Friends, Family: Report
8. 16 years old is peak risk for teens misusing prescription drugs
9. Mental Health Woes Raise Odds for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
10. American Kids Getting Fewer Prescription Drugs: Study
11. More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Doctor C LLC, a company based out of Arizona that ... continue the marketing and distribution of its product, The Right C. , The Right ... absorption than traditional vitamin C supplements. At the trade show, Doctor C had the ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... International Protein, a company based ... supplements, announced it attended the January ECRM trade show in Hilton Head, SC. ... who was determined to create a line of products that would elevate her fitness ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... Magdalene: Grace is Greater than Sin”: a unique and memorable piece of literature ... Grace is Greater than Sin” is the creation of published author, Brenda Roberts, a ... had little knowledge of the female characters portrayed in the Holy Bible. , ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... D ... Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device, was featured in a study indicating superior performance against ... FAARC, “Analysis of Three Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing“ ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... “The Land of More and More”: a brilliant story for children ... the simple and achievable answer. “The Land of More and More” is the creation ... in Angola, Indiana where he works with the children’s ministry department. , Michael ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- Report Details ... Alzheimer,s Disease Therapeutics and Diagnostics ... new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and predicted revenues ... Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and diagnostics market. Our new report ... How is the Alzheimer,s disease therapeutics and diagnostics market ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 According to a study conducted ... set to witness a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period ... will continue to be the leading market for cryotherapy globally during ... ... on ensuring affordable and adequate supply of gas in order to ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 19, 2017 ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY) announced today ... supporting research in Germany , has ... at the University Clinic Heidelberg as part of its ... Linac program will be headed by Medical Director and ... oncology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: