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.

News

Can Prescription Heroin Help Addicts When Methadone Fails?

The Providence Medical Clinic in Vancouver, Canada has been granted permission to prescribe heroin to patients who do not respond to methadone for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.

Smartphone App to Monitor Opioid Addiction Tx: Clinical Trial Begins

AiCure announced the initiation of a major clinical trial assessing the company's advanced facial recognition and motion-sensing technology to monitor and intervene with patients on maintenance therapy for opioid addiction.

Hidden NSAIDs Found in Herbal Supplement

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use "Feng Shi Ling," a product marketed as an herbal drug for pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Triple Combination Therapy More Effective for Tension-Type Headache

Compared to acetaminophen monotherapy, the combination of acetylsalicylic acid, caffeine and acetaminophen is more effective in treating episodic tension-type headaches, says a new study.

How is Hysingla ER Different from Other Opioids?

The FDA has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate; Purdue) extended-release tablets for the treatment of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.

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