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How Social Media Can Invigorate Medical Conferences (and Specialties)

By admin on June 25, 2016

Over the past few months, the federal government has mobilized against what is being called “the opioid crisis”
a national epidemic of fatal overdoses that in 2014 claimed more than 14,000 lives, the most ever recorded.
Since most of these opioids were originally prescribed by physicians to treat pain, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention recently finalized a guideline containing recommendations for appropriate opioid prescribing.
The Food and Drug Administration will require that all opioid-containing medications be labeled with a new
boxed warning about “the serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death” associated with these
drugs. Continue…

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