American Pain Society 2011 coverage

American Pain Society 2011

Brain, Behavioral Effects of Duloxetine Observed in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Initial analysis of the effects of duloxetine vs. placebo in patients with chronic low back pain indicates duloxetine has both brain and behavioral effects in this population, Kevin A. Johnson, of Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, and colleagues reported during the American Pain Society’s 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Pediatric Analgesia: Facilitating Clinical Trials

A multicenter pediatric pain clinical trials consortium will facilitate better study design and ensure children experience no additional burden for participation in research, including enduring even slightly undertreated pain, a panel of pediatric pain experts said during the American Pain Society’s 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.