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October 21, 2019 News News

Henry Schein To Be Dismissed From Summit County Opioid Litigation

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. announced today that the plaintiff has agreed to dismiss the Company with prejudice as a defendant in the opioid litigation involving Summit County, Ohio, presently before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. “The

April 18, 2018 News News

Skip Opioids and Prescribe Ibuprofen Instead

by Case Western Reserve University, EurekAlert!

Opioids are not among the most effective–or longest lasting–options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies has found. Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in

March 26, 2018 News News

New Policy in Effect for Opioid Control in Dentistry

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced a new policy on opioids supporting mandates on prescription limits and continuing education in what could be the first of its kind among major healthcare professional organizations. The policy states: The ADA supports

Infection Control
February 14, 2018 Feature

Codeine: Are We Prescribing the Right Opioid to Our Patients?

by Derek Decloux, Dental Anesthesia Resident at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry

Given the epidemic of narcotic abuse in Canada, it is important we discuss choices when prescribing opiods. We should be both more pensive prior to picking up our prescription pad and more careful when prescribing opiod analgesia to our patients.

November 13, 2017 News Oral Health

Resources for Dentists as Opioid Crisis Declared Public Health Emergency

by California Dental Association

With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 26 declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, CDA reminds dentists, who prescribe approximately 11 percent of prescription opioids annually,of the resources available to them. CDA’s online opioid

September 11, 2017 News NewsOral Health

Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids

by NPR

The opioid epidemic has been fueled by soaring numbers of prescriptions written for pain medication. And often, those prescriptions are written by dentists. “We’re in the pain business,” says Paul Moore, a dentist and pharmacologist at University of Pittsburgh School