Pain Management Resource Center

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Prevalence, Characteristics of Persistent Pain

Estimated rates of chronic pain and measurements for assessment vary significantly in published research, making it difficult to identify potentially unmet needs for pain management.

Prescription Painkillers Fueling ER Overdose Cases

A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications.

Diabetic Neuropathy Patients, Risk of Falls

When walking up and down stairs, patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are slower at generating strength at the ankle and knee compared to control participants, which may increase the risk of falls.

Weight-Loss Surgery, Severe Headache Risk

After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches.

Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half

Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs with Antidepressant Effects?

Subgroups may benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment such as patients with elevated inflammatory markers or a somatic comorbidity.

Post-Op Pain Management Improves

The percentage of American patients who experience serious postoperative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade

New Drug Product: Zubsolv

Maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.


Can IV Acetaminophen Reduce Opioid Use for Postoperative Pain?

Multimodal analgesia for postoperative pain may help to reduce opioid use and decrease opoid-associated adverse effects, but is there an opioid-sparing effect with use of intravenous (IV) acetaminophen?

NSAIDs May Lower Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Risk

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to reduce the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 15%, although this effect was not seen with aspirin.

Migraines Linked to Increased Bell's Palsy Risk

People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for Bell's palsy.

Ondansetron, Tramadol Drug Interaction Identified

In the early postoperative period, ondansetron is associated with increased requirements for tramadol consumption, according to a new review and meta-analysis.

Postherpetic Neuralgia Therapy Efficacious in Phase 3 Study

Pfizer announced top-line results from a Phase 3 study evaluating pregabalin controlled-release (CR) formulation in adult patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).

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