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The MD Magazine Pain Management specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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It turns out that your social network has more to do with just the likelihood of having plans on a Friday night. People with fewer friends have a lower pain tolerance, according to new research from Oxford University in England.
An oxycodone (Xtampza) extended-release (ER) product is the newest opioid soon to be on the market for chronic pain.
As more states across the country legalize marijuana in a variety of forms the usefulness of cannabinoids as a treatment method for people with neuropathic pain remains a question that many studies have explored.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients may undergo structural changes to their brains, including the areas that cause breathlessness, fear, and sensitivity to pain.
An analysis of health records indicates that smoking is not associated with joint damage in psoriatic arthritis patients.
Using aspirin for long periods of time was linked to lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancers in a retrospective, longitudinal study published in JAMA Oncology.
More than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription drugs every day, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). But a low-cost approach to preventing the misuse from turning into an overdose appears effective in a new study.
Researchers report that mindfulness meditation—unlike other cognitive-based approaches to reduce pain, such as hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction, and even the placebo effect—does not appear to utilize the endogenous opioid system to reduce pain.

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