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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

Effective Pain Assessments Achieved by Targeting Multiple Pain Mechanisms

Greater understanding of complex, underlying pain mechanisms, which are different in most pain patients, holds promise to improve the quality and precision of clinical pain assessments and help foster successful treatment outcomes. Roger B....
6-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Post-Surgery Pain Resolution Mechanisms Can Explain Healing Variability

Chronic pain after surgery is a major health problem but little is known about individual pain experiences and how and why pain usually resolves. A leading pain researcher reported today at the American Pain Society Scientific Summit that recent...
5-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Babies Feel Pain Even if They’re Not Crying

Reliance on behavioral indicators, such as crying, to assess pain in infants underestimates how much pain babies actually feel when they undergo stressful medical procedures. This has long-term implications on brain development and impacts future...
5-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Pain Society Scientific Summit, March 4-6, Anaheim

Conference Exclusively Explores Pain Mechanisms
16-Feb-2018 1:05 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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