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Hepatitis C prevalence was higher among people with unstable housing and those who injected drugs every day.
Cancer patients and providers share tips on discussing pain to inform symptoms and treatments, including for Black women with breast cancer.
Cancer patients were prescribed less opioids and had fewer hospital visits for pain in states that allow medical cannabis.
Chemotherapy-induced nerve damage is common among cancer patients and is difficult to treat.
Changes will affect nursing home and hospital staffing, delivery of addiction treatment and COVID data reporting.
Born of efforts to fight the nation’s overdose crisis, the guidance led to legal restrictions on doctors’ ability to prescribe painkillers...
A study finds that Black and Latino patients with cancer nearing the end of life are less likely than white patients to get needed opioids.
New study finds racial inequities in access to opioids among older patients with cancer near end of life.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
Study findings suggest that medicinal cannabis can be considered as an alternative to opiate painkillers prescribed to people with cancer.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steven Crocker works to be an example for others who may be facing testicular cancer.
David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH, is director of the cancer pain management program at the University of California, Davis.
Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
“It appears that oncologists are not prescribing opioids as much as they did previously."
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