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The Stars and Stripes website reports that those in the military “are in constant pain” at a much higher rate than civilians, according to a study by the Rand Corporation—a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges. As many as 44% of active duty...

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“Leaders in pain medicine recognize that terminology needs to keep up with our understanding of disorders, their pathophysiologies, and their treatment.” So say the authors of an article published in the Journal of Pain Research, one of whom is long time PAINWeek faculty, Michael Schatman, PhD, CPE...

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The Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act was recently introduced into the House of Representatives, after working its way through the senate. Its goal? To make it easier to access non-opioid pain management treatments. The Act hopes to “address payment disincentives for...

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Challenges. That’s what prescribers are facing when prescribing buprenorphine. They face barriers, hurdles, difficulties helping their patients overcome opioid use disorder. Even though things are changing—the federal government has removed some barriers, such as requiring special training for...

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Michael C. Barnes, JD, MIEP, Principal Attorney at Sequel Legal, discusses his wishes for the future of pain management and drug policy. Does medical marijuana have a part in that future?

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At least 1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain. Much like North America, that pain translates into high health costs and low productivity. $4.1 million will help to improve access to rural and remote Australians and those who most need chronic long term pain management. Among other benefits, the...

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Chronic pain. Debilitating migraines. PTSD. This is one patient’s life. The Washington Post reports that, as bad as life with pain can be, it may become much worse during a pandemic. For this particular patient, due to COVID-19 a scheduled surgery was canceled, as were appointments with providers...

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The journal Healthcare reports on a program called PATH—Practical Alternative to Hospitalization. Looking to assess its feasibility, the article evaluated hospital admissions from the emergency department (ED). Such admissions account for over 15% of health expenses in the United States. Because of...

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>54 million adults and ~300,000 children in the US have been diagnosed with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation has released a new pain report: How It Hurts. The 28-page pdf details plans to positively impact the lives of those with arthritis pain. In addition to increased research, funding, and...

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The Journal of Pain Research published an article in which researchers conducted phone interviews with chronic pain patients, clinicians, and clinic staff. In an effort to understand barriers to long-term opioid therapy, the researchers questioned 15 patients, 7 primary care clinicians, and 3 office...

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