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Pain News & Notes
Pain News and Notes: Arthritis Therapies, PDMPs, Cost of Chronic Pain
News on new therapies for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, prescription drug monitoring programs, post-operative opioid use, the cost of chronic pain, and other developments in the field of pain management.
Pain News and Notes: Opioid REMS, Chronic Pain Apps, and Opioid Safety in Hospitals
News on opioid REMS, chronic pain apps, opioid safety in hospitals, and other developments in the field of pain management.
Pain Management Ethics
Just How Responsible is PROP?
By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Recently, a group calling itself Physicians for the Responsible Opioid Prescribing proposed several radical changes to the way we treat patients with chronic noncancer pain, calling for limits on the dose and duration of opioid treatment that would in effect deny these medications to the majority of patients now receiving them for noncancer pain.
Clinical Trial Reports
Pain Clinical Trial Reports
Brief summaries of recently launched clinical trials for post-operative pain, low back pain, pelvic pain, migraine, and other forms of chronic pain.
Feature Q&A
Balancing Risks and Benefits When Treating Chronic Pain with Opioids
Lynn Webster, MD, President-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) talks about the petition submitted to the FDA by Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) and the AAPM response; the current dialogue on the risks and benefits of prescription opioids for managing chronic noncancer pain; and the future of pain management.
Chronic Pain
Keeping Patients Safe from Methadone Overdose: A Pharmacist’s Perspective
By Michael J. Gaunt, PharmD
Confusion between methadone and other medications with lookalike names can cause life-threatening errors.
Cover Story
Neurobiological and Neuropsychiatric Mechanisms of Fibromyalgia and Their Implications for Treatment
By Dmitry Arbuck, MD
The variety of mechanisms that play a part in pathologic pain perception leads to a great deal of complexity and variation in the clinical presentation and severity of fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as a high degree of variability in patient response to treatment.