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Latest Emergency Medicine News

Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs

An increasing number of urine drug test results positive for cocaine or methamphetamine are also positive for nonprescribed fentanyl, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have Increased in Teens

In children aged younger than 19 years, the incidence and rate of suicide attempts using self-poisoning have increased since 2011, according to research published online May 1 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

On average, each dollar spent on over-the-counter medicines saves the U.S. health care system $7.20, totaling nearly $146 billion in annual savings, according to a report released March 18 by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

Physicians with one or more paid malpractice claims are more likely to leave practice or shift into smaller practice settings, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.