Tag Archives: opioid

VUMC testing tool that predicts opioid needs after cesarean section

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are developing a clinical decision support tool to help avoid over- and under-prescribing of opioids for women undergoing cesarean section. Nearly a third of U.S. women will have a cesarean section during childbirth. However, opioid prescriptions for these new mothers often are either insufficient to meet their pain needs or… Read More »

Should J&J owe billions for Oklahoma’s opioid crisis? We’ll find out Monday

Opioid drugmakers face thousands of lawsuits around the country, a mountain of them grouped in Cleveland’s federal court. But right now, it’s a Monday decision—in the first opioid case to make it to trial nationally—that has market watchers bracing for news. Judge Thad Balkman in Oklahoma’s Cleveland County is set to rule Monday on the state’s lawsuit against Johnson &… Read More »

Opioid Exposure During Pregnancy, Long-Term Effects on Children’s Development

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014.  Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth, low birth weight,… Read More »