Will Lessons Learned from the Decade of Pain Control Drive Better Outcomes in Pain Management?

On October 31, 2000, Congress passed and President Clinton signed a bill providing for the “Decade of Pain Control and Research,” which began January 1, 2001. With this designation, it was hoped that public and clinical attention and funding for...

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Naloxone Coprescription Now Recommended

We have substantial and pertinent news for PAINWeek attendees and all pain management practitioners: The federal government just announced a significant update to their opioid overdose toolkit. For the first time, the government is recommending the...

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Chronic Neck Pain: The Search for Risk Factors and Predictors

Recent research reported in The Spine Journal compared anatomical differences in the neck and trunk area of young adult patients with chronic neck pain and control subjects without neck pain to identify risk factors and predictors. The study found...

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COPE-REMS Provides Comprehensive Training on Safe Opioid Prescribing

Mark D. Sullivan, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He provides...

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Findings May Reduce Need for Opioid Analgesics

In research presented last week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, PAINWeek faculty member Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, reported results of a small study indicating the efficacy of combining two hormones to treat chronic...

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