Headache Society Issues New Guidelines, More

December 13, 2013 | Physician Practice News

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The American Headache Society issued new guidance discouraging providers from routinely ordering brain scans for patients with stable headaches meeting the criteria for migraines. Additionally, the group discourages the long-term or frequent use of over-the-counter pain medicine for headaches and urges providers to avoid prescribing opioid painkillers and drugs containing the barbiturate butalbital for patients who get headaches often because of serious long-term risks.

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