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A research team from New York University reports the discovery of new crystal form of aspirin, termed aspirin IV, that is predicted to dissolve more readily than today’s aspirin tablets, known as form I. If the type IV compound can be stabilized and made viable, it could provide significant...

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Overdose--a small word that packs a major punch, and a big reason for many recent legal regulatory changes in controlled substance prescribing and pain management. Too many physicians and allied healthcare practitioners are caught unawares by the legal issues surrounding overdose events, fatal and...

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NSAID use around the time of conception can significantly increase the risk of miscarriage during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, according to conclusions from a new study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland. The work supports existing evidence that NSAIDs...

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Chronic pain patients tend to be a little older and that in and of itself leads to a decrease in quality of sleep. Loss of quality sleep makes the pain seem a little worse and more difficult to deal with. So how can we treat both pain and sleep issues to break that cycle?  And to make matters even...

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Approximately 1 billion people in the world are affected with migraine and the thought is that about 40% of them that are candidates for some type of preventative therapy. A sizable proportion of that 40% doesn’t actually receive the kind of preventative therapy that they need, and so that equates...

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The terms prescribing guidelines and prescribing rules are often used interchangeably although they really have separate meanings. Guidelines, by their nature, are voluntary recommendations. Whereas prescribing rules are mandatory. It’s important for prescribers to be aware of what exactly the rules...

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Practitioners need to understand that there are steps that they should be taking to minimize the potential of a bad legal outcome in the event of an investigation involving an overdose.

The liability for an overdose event tracks back to the practitioner’s adherence to licensing board requirements...

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He Said She Said...What's the Deal with NSAIDs?

It Takes a Village So Let's Gather the Tribe

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Primer from the Perspective of the Primary Care Physician

From Torpedo Fish to HF10: The Evolution of Neuromodulation

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The endocannabinoid system is something that most primary care physicians really have never heard of, and it’s a shame because the endocannabinoid 1 receptor is really the single most densely populated G-protein coupled 7 transmembrane domain receptor in the human brain. So why do we and all animal...

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Despite high prevalence and seemingly continuous attention, the clinical challenges associated with assessing, treating, and managing patients with chronic pain continue to persist. Many different forces are at play and responsible for this frequently frustrating situation and, as is often the case...

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