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New Method Helps Doctors Check Pain Drug Compliance

Assuring appropriate drug theory is important for effective pain management, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reported that use of a short compliance checklist by clinicians can best identify individuals most likely to misuse prescription pain medications.

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First-In-Class Nasal Spray Demonstrates Promise for Migraine Pain Relief

Researchers are developing a novel prochlorperazine nasal spray formulation as a potential new treatment for migraines.

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Behavioral Flexibility Impaired After Exposure to Oxycodone

Brief usage of the painkiller oxycodone may impair behavioral flexibility even after that use ends, suggesting impaired decision-making as an enduring consequence of exposure, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published November 17 in the journal Learning and Memory.

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Inflammation Drives Painful Sensitization in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Inflammation related to synovitis or effusion may drive increased sensitization in knee osteoarthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston.

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Exercise and Manual Therapy Improve Pain and Function in Osteoarthritis

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Patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis may improve their pain, stiffness and physical function with sustained physical exercise, manual therapy or both, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston.

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First of Its Kind Program Aims to Break the Chronic Pain Cycle

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A world-first transitional pain program that aims to stop pain from becoming chronic after surgery is being pioneered at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.

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New Natural Supplement Relieves Canine Arthritis

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Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements that was developed at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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More Evidence Arthritis/Pain Relieving Drugs May Contribute to Stroke Death

Commonly prescribed, older drugs for arthritis and pain may increase the risk of death from stroke, according to a study published in the November 5, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Cost & Effect: Cheaper Remedies Should Rule for Diabetes Nerve Pain, U-M Experts Say

Millions of people with diabetes take medicine to ease shooting, burning nerve pain, and new research suggests that many medicines can offer relief. But since some of those medicines cost nearly 10 times as much as others, cost should be a crucial factor in deciding which medicine to choose for diabetic neuropathy, say University of Michigan experts.

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Migraine Linked to Defective 'Insulation' around Nerve Fibers, Suggests Study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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