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A basic science perspective on pain research and the opioid epidemic

Last updated: 02/25/2020

Expert point of view Exclusive articles on emerging topics, written by internationally renowned experts. A basic science perspective on pain research and the opioid epidemic Dr....

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Sickle Cell Pain Crisis: Using Oxygen to Prevent and Manage

Last updated: 02/24/2020

Clinical Application Defining Sickle Cell Disease and Its Economic Burden Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the consequence of homozygosity for a single amino acid change in the...

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Upping Opioid Dose May Not Be Helpful in Chronic Pain

Last updated: 02/23/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, an increase in opioid dosage appears to be of no clear benefit, according to a two-year study. As Dr....

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Why Arthritis Patients Need Balanced Pain Management

Last updated: 02/21/2020

Difficult trade-offs have plagued arthritis patients for long enough.   For years, some patients were torn between debilitating inflammation or treatment with potentially...

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Could Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation Be the Future of Pain Control?

Last updated: 02/17/2020

A landmark study published in Lancet Neurology finds that closed-loop spinal cord stimulation for patients with chronic back and leg pain provides greater pain reduction and...

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Cannabis for Chronic Pain: Not a Simple Solution

Last updated: 02/17/2020

I was recently invited to comment on a narrative review by Modesto-Lowe and colleagues on the potential therapeutic use of cannabis for peripheral neuropathy (“Cannabis for...

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Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn’t Easy — Pain News Network

Last updated: 02/17/2020

The slow rollout highlights the overall challenges in implementing programs aimed at righting the ship on opioid abuse in Missouri — and nationwide. To be sure, from 2012 to...

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WholyMe, which makes natural products for chronic pain, closes Seed round – TechCrunch

Last updated: 02/16/2020

WholyMe, a London startup that makes and markets ‘natural relief’ products to manage chronic pain, has closed a £500,000 Seed round from investors Financière Saint James, V1...

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Who Really Treats Chronic Pain? The Necessity of Pain Management in Family Practice

Last updated: 02/16/2020

Michael E. Schatman, PhD, CPE Pain care has been in a state of crisis in the United States. While the reasons for this crisis are too numerous to discuss in a single column, one...

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Psoriatic Arthritis Perspective: Chronic Life Advice for My Children

Last updated: 02/11/2020

I wish I didn’t have to share this advice with you, but like me, you have been cursed with chronic pain. Although we don’t all have the same chronic illnesses, let my years of...

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