Patients may receive 30 or more opioid tablets in an initial prescription, when a much lesser quantity would suffice. Implementing a default option for a lower quantity of tablets in the electronic medical records discharge orders may help combat the issue by “nudging” physicians to prescribe smaller quantities consistent with prescribing guidelines.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, despite accounting for only about one percent of skin cancers overall. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma.
Penn Orthopaedics and Princeton Orthopedic Associates have announced a new strategic alliance in an effort to enhance and continue to improve orthopaedic care to patients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.