Pain Management

Evidence-Based Guidelines Reduce Opioid Prescribing

Evidence-Based Guidelines Reduce Opioid Prescribing

Implementation of evidence-based guidelines can reduce opioid prescribing after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Guidelines Released for Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV

Guidelines Released for Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV

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The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines chronic pain management in patients with HIV.

FDA: Once-Monthly Injection Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

FDA: Once-Monthly Injection Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

Buprenorphine has been shown to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and the desire to use opioids.

State-Level Declarations of Opioid Emergency Raise Public Awareness of Addiction

State-Level Declarations of Opioid Emergency Raise Public Awareness of Addiction

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With opioid-related mortality rates on the rise, most states have enacted specific policies aimed at reducing prescriptions for these medications.

Acupuncture Reduces Pain Intensity in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture Reduces Pain Intensity in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Neuropathic pain showed benefit from acupuncture through a reduction in shock-like pain and in intensity.

FDA Permits Marketing of Device to Reduce Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

FDA Permits Marketing of Device to Reduce Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

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The FDA has approved a device designed to provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms when placed behind the ear.

Addiction Policy Expert From Obama Administration Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

Addiction Policy Expert From Obama Administration Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

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Keith Humphreys, PhD, who served as senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama Administration, shared his views on the opioid epidemic.

Clinicians May be Overprescribing Gabapentinoids for Pain

Clinicians May be Overprescribing Gabapentinoids for Pain

Clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentiboids in part as a response to the opioid epidemic.

Satisfaction Influenced by Patient Perception of Provider Concerns

Satisfaction Influenced by Patient Perception of Provider Concerns

Findings were from private practice pain management clinics for opioid patients.

Chronic Widespread Pain Improved with Vitamin D Replacement

Chronic Widespread Pain Improved with Vitamin D Replacement

Improvements were seen in patients with chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and vitamin D deficiency.

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