Pharmacy-Based Pain Services: Trials and Tribulations of a 10-year Journey

Abundant evidence suggests potentially important sex differences in the experience of pain, such that women are at greater risk for many chronic pain conditions and display increased pain sensitivity. Multiple factors contribute to these sex differences, including hormonal influences and psychosocial processes. Also, increasing evidence suggests that women and men may respond differently to some pain treatments, raising the possibility that future treatment may need to be tailored by gender.

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