New Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies

CMS implemented new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans effective January 1, 2019. Medicare Part D enrollees who have not filled an opioid prescription recently (within the last 60 days) will be limited to up to a 7-...
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AAPM35 On Demand Course Recordings Now Posted

Thank you to all of the faculty, attendees, and industry partners who contributed to the success of the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences held in Denver March 6-10, 2019. The following on demand courses that ...
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AAPM Comments on AHRQ Key Questions for Systematic Review on Management of Primary Headaches in Pregnancy

Comments from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine thanks the Agency for the opportunity to comment on The Evidence-based Practice Center Program at the Agency for Healthcare Resear...
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AAPM Foundation Convenes Opioid Reduction Consensus Panel

Pain management experts and patient advocates met this past week to begin developing clear evidence-informed guidance for healthcare clinicians on the reduction or elimination of opioids, when appropriate, for ...
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FDA Identifies Harm Reported From Sudden Discontinuation of Opioid Pain Medicines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious harm in patients who are physically dependent on opioid pain medicines suddenly having these medicines discontinued or the dose rapidly decreased. These include serious withdrawal symptoms, uncontrolled pain, psychological distress, and suicide. 

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2019-2020 AAPM Board of Directors Assumes Office

 AAPM is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, who assumed office on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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Members Invited to Join AAPM Investigator Registry

Periodically AAPM is asked to provide names of possible research sites for industry-sponsored trials. If you are an AAPM member who is interested in being listed as a potential Principal Investigator and/or as a pot...
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Depression, Obesity, Chronic Pain Could be Treated by Targeting the Same Key Protein

Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called FKBP51. Researchers have now developed a highly selective compound that can effectively block FKBP51 in mice, relieving chronic pain and having positive effects on diet-induced obesity and mood. 

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Next-Generation Single-Dose Antidotes for Opioid Overdoses

Scientists report that they are developing single-dose, longer-lasting opioid antidotes using polymer nanoparticles. 

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How Pain Tolerance and Anxiety Seem to Be Connected

A rare disorder in which a 71-year-old woman experiences no pain or anxiety, raises questions about the links between physical and psychological pain. 

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