FDA Alert: AXIA Pharmaceutical Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Drug Products

 AXIA Pharmaceutical is voluntarily recalling all unused sterile drug products within expiry due to a lack of assurance of sterility. The recalled sterile products have been found to be inconsistent with federal gui...
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AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Letters of Intent Due January 20

The AAPM Research Committee is seeking applications for preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. Letters of intent are due Janua...
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AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting Update

Pain medicine was represented at the recent American Medical Association House of Delegates Interim Meeting by AAPM delegate Robert Wailes, MD , and alternate delegate Donna Bloodworth, MD . Read Dr. Wailes' meeting repo...
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Closing Gaps in Cannabinoid Research to Make Progress in Pain Management

David Shurtleff, PhD, Deputy Director at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health, shares his thoughts on closing gaps in cannabinoid research to make progress in pain m...
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Craniosacral Therapy (CST) Effectively Treats Chronic Pain

A meta-analysis in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders suggests significant and robust effects of CST on pain and function, which are not exclusively explainable by placebo responses or effects due to non-specific treatment me...
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FDA Warns about Serious Breathing Problems with Seizure and Nerve Pain Medicines Gabapentin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients using gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) or pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) who have respiratory risk facto...
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Veterans Benefit from Pain Treatment without Drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Full story.

How the Brain Balances Pleasure and Pain

Researchers have zeroed in on the ventral pallidum, an information-processing hub in the brains of mice to discover how neurons there influence the animals' motivation to either seek pleasurable experiences or avoid nega...
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Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Back and Leg Pain (Evoke): A Double-Blind, Randomised, Controlled Trial.

Summary: Background: Spinal cord stimulation has been an established treatment for chronic back and leg pain for more than 50 years; however, outcomes are variable and unpredictable, and objective evidence of the mechani...
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Analysis Supports Acupuncture for Cancer Pain

Use of acupuncture and acupressure led to significant improvement in cancer-associated pain and a reduction in analgesic medication, a meta-analysis showed . Full story.  

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