Dr Angus Rae
“Hey doc, I can’t sleep.”
“What do you mean you can’t sleep?”
“I’m dog tired, but when I go to bed I just lie there and nothing happens.”
Carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs) continue to be a public-health and infection-prevention and control problem globally. CPOs refer to gram-negative bacteria, normally found in the gut, that have acquired resistance to the broad spectrum carbapenem class of antibiotics.
Prescribing opioids for pain has not always been as controversial as it is today. In the 1980s and ’90s, the harms of prescribing opioid medications for noncancer pain were not fully recognized. We now know that when it comes to treating noncancer pain, opioids are overvalued, and their highly addictive properties can pose huge risks to patients.