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Investigators believe they may have identified a potential “off switch” for pain, according to study results published in the journal Brain.
Diabetics often experience peripheral neuropathy. In an estimated 30% to 50% of patients, this condition results in pain. The most common painful neuropathy is distal symmetric sensorimotor polyneuropathy.
Many clinicians and academicians believe that stipulation for random urine drug testing should be a part of any opioid agreement, with UDT serving the dual purposes of ensuring compliance with prescribed opioids as well as monitoring use of illicit drugs and non-prescribed medications.
Patient-matched treatment does not improve outcomes for individuals with chronic, recurrent low back pain, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
Dronabinol, commonly used as a nausea treatment, could be effective treatment for non-cardiac chest pain patients.
Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is a single-entity oral hydrocodone tablet that is administered to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.
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