American Pain Society 2012

American Pain Society 2012

Physicians Challenged with Tapering Patients on High Dose Opioids for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Legislation recently enacted in the State of Washington to moderate opioid dosing in light of a 240% increase in deaths between 2001 and 2009 is placing physicians in the position of negotiating with patients with chronic noncancer pain to taper doses, a panel of physicians noted during the American Pain Society’s 31st Annual Scientific Meeting.

Panadol Advance Provides Faster Pain Relief in Post-Surgical Dental Pain

Panadol Advance (paracetamol; fast-absorbing) 1,000mg tablets were more efficacious and demonstrated faster onset and longer duration of pain relief compared with Panadol Advance 500mg, standard paracetamol 650mg, and placebo, reported Yong Yue, MD, from Jean Brown Research, Salt Lake City, UT at the American Pain Society’s 31st Annual Scientific Meeting.