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American Pain Society and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change Launch Pain Research Grant Fund

The American Pain Society (APS) today announced a new collaboration with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) to allocate up to $2 million to fund research grants focused on solutions to improve care for individuals with chronic...
13-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Endorses National Pain Strategy

The American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed the federal government’s National Pain Strategy for its recommendations to better educate primary care physicians about pain and pain treatments, reduce stigma by increasing public awareness about...
18-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, May 11-14

The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, will host its 35th annual scientific meeting May 11-14 at the Austin Convention Center. APS is the leading multidisciplinary professional society in the United States dedicated to...
8-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Publishes Clinical Practice Guideline for Post-surgical Pain Management

The American Pain Society has released a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline, appearing in The Journal of Pain, with 32 recommendations to help clinicians achieve optimal pain management following surgery. According to numerous studies,...
17-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Assesses Impact of Opioid Risk Reduction Initiatives

New research on opioid prescribing in Washington State reports that a health plan initiative to change shared expectations of physicians regarding clinically appropriate drug levels for long-term management of chronic pain achieved significantly...
28-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Assesses Long-Term Impact of Post-Surgical Pain in Children

Children who still have moderate to severe post-operative pain one month after a surgical procedure are at risk for deterioration of their health-related quality of life, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer-reviewed...
21-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mental Disorders Increase Risk for Eventual Chronic Pain in Adolescents

Affective, anxiety and behavioral disorders in adolescents are early risk factors for eventual development of chronic pain, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, the peer-review publication of the American Pain Society.
8-Dec-2015 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Often as Effective as Surgery

Results of a randomized clinical trial, published in The Journal of Pain, showed that surgery and manual physical therapies were similarly effective in improving pain and function for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The Journal of Pain...
8-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Inadequate Pain Research Funding Hampers Effort to Find Safer and More Effective Treatments

Funding for pain research remains at disproportionately low levels despite overwhelming evidence that untreated and undertreated chronic pain is the costing the nation more than $600 billion a year in medical costs and lost work time, and is...
9-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT

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