Pain Management Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

Don't Blame Weather for Back Pain

Sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions.

Corticosteroids for Cancer Pain?

Even with limited evidence as to their efficacy, corticosteroids are often included in cancer pain management therapy.

Tramadol Now a Controlled Substance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially declared tramadol as a Class IV substance, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers.

Patient Satisfaction Surveys, Opiod Abuse

Medicare's patient satisfaction surveys could be contributing to prescription opioid pain reliever abuse.

Melatonin and Nocturnal Shoulder Pain

For patients with shoulder disorders such as a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, melatonin may mediate nocturnal pain.

Migraines and Menopause

Among women with migraines, the frequency of headaches increases during the menopausal transition.

Chart: Narcotic Analgesics

Review this updated chart on narcotic analgesics for quick information when you need it.

New Drug Product: Zubsolv

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



Race Impacts Opioid Prescribing for Cancer Pain

Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Targiniq ER Gets FDA Approval

The FDA has approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone HCl/naloxone HCl controlled-release; Purdue Pharma) Tablets, an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic with abuse-deterrent properties.

Studies of Nonoperative Tx for Discogenic Back Pain Lacking

High-quality studies evaluating nonoperative treatments for reducing discogenic low back pain are lacking, according to a new review.

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Pain Management Workshop (Pharmacology Credit)External web site

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