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Improving Prescribing Practices for Treating Migraine Patients

While seeking to uncover evidence of racial disparities in the treatment of migraine, researchers at University of Michigan Medical School documented an entirely different problem: overuse of...

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Intrathecal Ziconotide for Long-Term Refractory Chronic Pain Relief

Results from an interim analysis of the Patient Registry of Intrathecal Ziconotide Management (PRIZM) conclude that the treatment provides long-term pain relief in patients with...

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Effective Therapy for Treating Sciatica Pain from Piriformis Syndrome

A first of its kind randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trial has confirmed the effectiveness of botulinum toxin A in combination with...

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Cracking the Cryptomarket: How to Disrupt Drug-Dealing on the Darknet

Researchers from Ohio State University have completed what they report as the first study of the network structure of an encrypted online drug distribution network, examining patterns of...

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Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Use for Chronic Pain Treatment?

To date, medical marijuana has been legalized in 29 states plus the District of Columbia, with chronic pain and/or HIV/AIDS as qualifying conditions for treatment. But little is known about the...

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Repurposing Cancer Drugs for Chronic Pain as Treatment Alternatives

A new study suggests that pharmacological agents currently used for treating cancer and controlling tumor growth could also be effective in the...

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A Therapeutic Dead-End for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain?

Results from 3 multicenter clinical trials conducted in the Netherlands have returned discouraging news on the effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation...

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Pediatric Amplified Pain: How to Recognize and Respond

A recent article appearing in The Washington Post discusses the incidence of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in children, including the reasons why...

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Don't Ignore Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms: Get Treatment

A news release from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) offers recommendations for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, particularly with respect to the advantages of...

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Why is Primary Care Underusing Buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine was approved for the treatment of opioid use disorder in 2002, with the stipulation that prescribing clinicians obtain a waiver from the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and with limitations on...

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