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By educating everyone involved in prescribing and dispensing opioids about the indications that may indicate that diversion, misuse or abuse are occurring, we’re hoping to improve the ongoing health of the nation. The red flag warning signs for both doctors and pharmacists were placed into two categories – those factors even more indicative of substance abuse or diversion, and other aberrant medication-related behaviors and factors indicative of drug abuse or diversion potentially. The coalition of stakeholders that support the consensus document includes: American Academy of Family Physicians American University of Emergency Physicians American Medical Association American Osteopathic Association American Pharmacists Association American Culture of Anesthesiologists American Culture of Health-Program Pharmacists Cardinal Wellness CVS Health Healthcare Distribution Management Association National Association of Boards of Pharmacy National Association of Chain Medication Shops National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmaceutical Care Administration Association Purdue Pharma L.P.Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is typically advocated for individuals with these symptoms in whom a tear is confirmed by MRI, especially those without concomitant knee osteoarthritis.30 However, increasing evidence suggests that a degenerative meniscal tear could be an early on sign of knee osteoarthritis rather than a separate clinical issue requiring meniscal intervention.2,31-33 For instance, one study showed no significant association between your presence of meniscal harm and the advancement of frequent knee discomfort in middle-aged and older adults, after the co-occurrence of osteoarthritis at baseline was taken into account.34 Previous cohort studies have suggested that progression of osteoarthritis could be more rapid in persons who have undergone arthroscopic partial meniscectomy35,36; it is uncertain whether that is an effect of the surgery.37 Long-term follow-up of patients in today’s trial and in additional trials8,38 is needed to address this relevant issue.