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Patients Can Taper EMBEDA® with Minimal Risk of Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

A structured plan for tapering opioid therapy results in minimal risk of opioid withdrawal syndrome, concluded a study of patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe pain from osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. These results provide much-needed objective data regarding withdrawal symptoms from opioid treatment, researchers reported at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society.

Multidisciplinary Approach Key to Treating Patients with Chronic Pain Following Spine Surgery

Rates of spinal surgery to treat low back pain have soared over the past two decades; today, approximately 3.5 million people report significant chronic postsurgical pain. Increasingly, these patients are referred for multidisciplinary pain management, necessitating clinicians recognize the diversity of chronic pain syndromes so they can optimize outcome by matching each patient to the best available treatment, symposium presenters told those attending The American Pain Society’s 29th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Tapentadol Extended Release Associated with Lower Rates, Longer Times to Discontinuation Due to Gastrointestinal Adverse Events than Oxycodone Controlled-Release

Prior opioid experience had no effect on discontinuation of tapentadol extended-release (ER) due to gastrointestinal treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic low back or osteoarthritis pain, investigators reported during the American Pain Society’s 29th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Tapentadol ER Offers More Enduring Pain Relief than Oxycodone CR in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Low Back, Osteoarthritis Pain

Treatment with tapentadol extended-release (ER) may result in better long-term compliance and more enduring pain relief than oxycodone controlled-release (CR) in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic low back or osteoarthritis pain, according to a study presented at The American Pain Society’s 29th Annual Meeting.