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Integrated Pain Management Programs

The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) is requesting supplemental evidence and data for research protocols for Integrated Pain Management Programs. Submission deadline is December 8, 2020. Read more .

Oct. 24: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medicati...
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AAPM Signs Letter Opposing CMS Expansion for Pre-Approval for Neurostimulator Implantation

AAPM joined other pain groups in protesting the proposed expansion of a CMS rule that would increase prior authorization requirements for implanted spinal neurostimulators to curb potential unnecessary utilization. ...
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AAPM Signs Letter Opposing CMS Expansion for Pre-Approval for Neurostimulator Implantation

 AAPM joined other pain groups in protesting the proposed expansion of a CMS rule that would increase prior authorization requirements for implanted spinal neurostimulators to curb potential unnecessary utilization....
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FDA Approvals of Opioids Based on Insufficient Efficacy and Safety Data

A new cross-sectional study uncovers shortcomings in pivotal trials supporting new drug applications for opioid analgesics, which range from study design to duration. Read more .
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Healthy People 2030 Sets Data-Driven National Objectives to Improve Health and Well-Being Over the Next Decade

About 1 in 12 adults in the United States have high-impact chronic pain. Healthy People 2030 focuses on helping people with high-impact chronic pain safely manage their pain and reduce its impact. View chronic pain objec...
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NIH HEAL Offers Quantitative Evaluation of Myofascial Tissues: Potential Impact for Musculoskeletal Pain Research Workshop

The free two-day virtual workshop, jointly organized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH, will take place online Sept...
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AMA Opioid Task Force Releases its 2020 Progress Report

The new report details the recent evolution of the nation's opioid epidemic and physicians' progress toward ending it. AAPM Past President Steve Stanos, DO , represents the Academy on the Task Force. Key points from the ...
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CDC Seeks Individual Perspectives on the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain - Comments due Aug. 21

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced an opportunity for stakeholders to share their individual perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management, including but not li...
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FDA Recommends Health Care Professionals Discuss Naloxone with All Patients when Prescribing

FDA is requiring drug manufacturers for all opioid pain relievers and medicines to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) to add new recommendations about naloxone to the prescribing information. This will help ensure that heal...
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