Opioids overused for acute migraine in hospital ED settings

Acute migraine management in emergency departments is characterised by persistent polypharmacy, overuse of opioids and underuse of triptans, an Australian study has shown In a review of treatment for 744 patients with a migraine diagnosis treated at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, between 2012 and 2016 neurologists found that nearly half of all presentations (46%) were ...

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