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Concerns About Walmart’s New Policy on Opioid Prescriptions

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine  The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) echoes concerns raised by the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to Walmart's corporate policy that re...
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NIH Workshop: Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers to Develop Non-Addictive Therapeutics for Pain

Source: NIH Part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term) Initiative, this NIH workshop will be held November 14-15, 2018 in Washington DC. For more information .

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Adding Pain Management to List of Eligible Conditions for Treatment with Medical Marijuana

Source: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S8987A/A 11011-B) that adds acute pain management to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended as an alternative t...
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Immediate-Release Opioids Now Under REMS

Source: FDA The FDA has broadened its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to include immediate-release opioid analgesics as well as the extended-release, long-acting agents previously covered. AAPM has provide...
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Anti-Opioid Abuse Package Passes the Senate

Source: Committee on the Judiciary Last week, the U.S. Senate passed HR 6, a broad, anti-opioid abuse package comprised of 70 separate opioid-related bills. Full story . Read the Pain Care Coalition position on HR 6 .

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) This document assembles opioid-related information from Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health in one document a...
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CDC’s New Quality Improvement and Care Coordination Resource

Source: CDC CDC, in collaboration with clinicians in the field, developed and published the resource Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as a...
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AAPM Statement on National Decline in Opioid Prescribing

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine Data released by IQVIA, a health care consulting company that regularly gathers prescribing data from pharmacies across the country, documenting a 22-percent decreas...
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Surgeon General Public Health Advisory Urges More Americans to Carry the Opioid-Reversing Drug, Naloxone

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) applauds U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH comments urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving me...
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AAPM Supports FDA in Development of Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) welcomes FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's comments suggesting the development of evidence-based opioid prescribing guid...
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