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Pain Care Outcomes Unaffected by Opioid Dose Reductions

Several health organizations, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, have recommended dose reduction and risk mitigation strategies to reduce adverse events for patients on chronic opioid therapy. A new study published in The Journal of...
23-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Scientific Summit Explores Pain Mechanisms

Understanding Pain Mechanisms is the theme of the American Pain Society’s Scientific Summit,, March 4-6 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The conference brings together leading pain researchers and clinicians to...
14-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Explores Patient-Doctor Communication About Opioid Tapering

Increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain has led providers and healthcare organizations to consider opioid-dose reductions, known as tapering. Such actions can precipitate communication challenges for primary-care...
14-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows High Rate of Chronic Pain in Homeless Older Adults

Almost half of older homeless adults are believed to suffer from longstanding chronic pain, mostly associated with post-traumatic stress syndrome, arthritis and physical abuse, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the...
11-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Selects Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Recipients

Furthering its mission to support and advance pain science, the American Pain Society (APS),, today announced recipients of its annual Future Leaders in Pain Research grants program. Three APS awards of $25,000 are...
4-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct...
18-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pain Severity Leading Predictor of Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery

New research reported in The Journal of Pain shows the strongest predictive factors for prolonged opioid use after a traumatic musculoskeletal injury and surgery are pain severity and a poor sense of control over pain.
5-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Improves Functioning for People with Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most frequently used psychological intervention for people with chronic pain, and new approaches for improving CBT outcomes may be found in the psychological flexibility model and Acceptance and Commitment...
11-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT 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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