Pain Management Resource Center

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First Combo Rx for Adolescent Migraines

Pernix announced that the FDA has approved Treximet (sumatriptan, naproxen sodium) for use in patients aged ≥12 for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid's Effect on Prescribing, Overdoses

Rates of both prescription opioid overdoses and dispensing of prescription opioid pain relievers dropped substantially after the introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone HCI (OxyContin; Purdue Pharma), according to an article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

A mindfulness program appears to be beneficial for patients with chronic pain.

Exercise Cuts Pain Interference From DPN

Aerobic exercise may help reduce perceived pain interference resulting from diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

Clinicians Increasingly Ignoring Guidelines for Headaches

Clinicians are increasingly ordering advanced diagnostic imaging and referring patients to other physicians for the management of headache, despite recommendations in evidence-based guidelines against these practices.

Opioid Rx With State Drug Monitoring

In a new survey, nearly 75% of physicians believe that state prescription drug monitoring programs have led to a reduction in the prescribing of opioids.

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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.


Higher Disease Burden Seen With Fibromyalgia Than Chronic Widespread Pain

Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) have a higher disease burden than those with chronic widespread pain (CWP), according to research published in Pain Practice.

Electrical Acupoint Stimulation Alleviates Withdrawal Syndrome in Heroin Addicts

TEAS treatment for 10 days alleviates withdrawal syndrome, cuts rescue opioid requirement

Does Self-Hypnosis Training Cut Epidural Use During Childbirth?

However, self-hypnosis may reduce women's fear and anxiety regarding childbirth

APAP Use During Pregnancy May Have Adverse Effect on Male Babies

Prolonged acetaminophen use (1 week) by pregnant women may suppress fetal testosterone production, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Complication Rate Relatively Low for Anterior Lumbar Surgery

Review shows overall complication rate of 14.1, with most complications at rate of 1 to 3

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