FDA Approves Lundbeck’s Vyepti™ (eptinezumab-jjmr) – the First and Only Intravenous Preventive Treatment for Migraine

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Hormone Linked to Pain Difference Between Men and Women

Researchers identified a mechanism that explains why women may be more vulnerable than men to develop pain in general, as well as to develop pain from opioids specifically. The cause is a neurohormone, prolactin, known l...
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Psychologist Uses Computer-Simulated Patients to Untangle Sociological Influences in Pain Care

In a recent study published in the journal Pain , researchers found that white physicians who self-scored higher on "intergroup anxiety" -- discomfort during interactions with groups who share fewer similar characteristi...
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FDA Accepts Regulatory Submission for Tanezumab, a Potential First-in-Class Treatment for Patients with Chronic Pain Due to Moderate-to-Severe Osteoarthritis

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Surgeons in a Large Health-Care System Cut Opioid Prescriptions of Five or More Days by 64 Percent Using a New Multipronged Program

Physician education, monitoring, and incentives lead to a shift from longer-term to shorter-term prescriptions for surgical patients, according to new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study. Full story .
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McGill Researchers End Decade-Long Search for Mechanical Pain Sensor

Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for the development of powerful new...
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Artificial Intelligence Can Scan Doctors' Notes to Distinguish Between Types of Back Pain

Researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute or chronic by scouring doctors' notes within electronic medical records, an approach that can help to treat p...
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Incorrect Billing of HCPCS L8679 - Implantable Neurostimulator

CMS has issued a MLN (Medicare Learning Network) article concerning the inappropriate reporting of HCPCS supply code L8679 (Implantable neurostimulator, pulse generator, any type) for electro-acupuncture devices. These devices are applied behind the ear using an adhesive and/or with needles inserted into the patient's ear and do not require surgical implantation.  

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AAPM 2020 a Success in National Harbor

Thanks to all who participated in #AAPM2020 ! Hundreds of volunteer leaders, speakers, poster presenters, industry partners, attendees, and staff came together to create this fun and successful meeting.  Full meetin...
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AAPM 2020 Advance Registration & On Demand Courses

There's still time to sign up for the upcoming AAPM 36th Annual Meeting and preconference courses taking place February 26-March 1 in National Harbor, MD. Advance/online registration is available through February 21. Aft...
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