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American Pain Society Statement on Research, Funding and Opioids

New and innovative pain treatments to replace opioids will not be discovered unless pain research funding becomes a priority on Capitol Hill. The APS Pain Research Agenda, published in the Journal of Pain in 2014, states “the most direct path to...
18-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pain Rehab Programs without Opioids Proving Effective

New research, published this month by the American Pain Society (APS), adds to burgeoning scientific evidence showing that interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs are an effective alternative to opioids for chronic pain management. Despite...
26-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Selects Tonya Palermo, PhD Treasurer and Three New Directors

The American Pain Society today announced its selections of clinical psychologist Tonya Palermo, Ph.D. as Treasurer and three new members of the Board of Directors: John Markman, M.D., Jamie Rhudy, Ph.D. and David Tauben, M.D.
26-Jun-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improved Access to Alternative Care Is Best Option to Curb Opioid Misuse

As Congress evaluates dozens of bills designed to control misuse of opioid analgesics, the American Pain Society (APS) said today that various proposals and actions to limit opioid prescribing and supply will have the opposite impact – many...
4-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Endorses Compromise Marijuana Studies Act

The American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed compromise legislation in the U.S. Senate amending provisions of the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016, which removes excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana...
23-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

William Maixner, DDS, PhD Elected American Pain Society President

Dentist and pain researcher William Maixner, DDS, PhD, now serves as president of the American Pain Society.
23-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Endorses NIH Initiative to Curb Opioid Addiction

he American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed aggressive action by the National Institutes of Health to accelerate scientific solutions to help resolve the nation’s opioid crisis by doubling funding for research on opioid misuse and pain...
10-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Literacy Deficiencies Restrict Access to Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Therapy

Although impressive scientific evidence shows that pain self-management programs based on cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) are effective, they would have greater utility and impact if simplified appropriately for persons with below average...
6-Mar-2018 9:00 PM 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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