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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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FDA Announces Significant Changes to Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Agency to take measures to fight opioid abuse epidemic while protecting appropriate access to vitally important pain medications for the patients who need them.
When more and more women with fibromyalgia began seeking care for pelvic pain syndromes, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University set out to examine the connection in a larger group of patients.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) started out as a good idea. But, many medical professionals have started to read too far into HIPAA, making doctors’ jobs more difficult and, in some cases, affecting current and future patient care.
Low back pain can be prevented with a combination of exercise and education.
Using Functional MRI scans researchers can "see" pain, study reports. The finding should be useful in evaluating pain-relievers.
The only doctor to ever be convicted of murder for recklessly prescribing drugs in the United States was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
Connective tissue disease (CTD) groups together various disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. A new study from the University of Chicago found that complications from these diseases are more prominent based on race.
One of the main concerns tied to prescription painkillers is their addictive properties. But those worries may be put to rest with the development of a new drug that provides the same relief without the side effects.
Although opioids serve as a lifeline for some patients with chronic pain, the medication’s potentially addictive properties make prescribing a slippery slope.

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