Contribute to New AMA-RAND Research

The RAND Corporation and American Medical Association are conducting research to better understand and describe how physician practices in a variety of specialties and practice arrangements (independent, IPA, health syst...
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Where Does Chronic Pain Begin? Scientists Close in on Its Origins

Researchers cataloged variations in RNA expression in the dorsal root ganglia cells of patients differing by pain state and sex. Using RNA sequencing, a specialized form of gene sequencing, on those DRG cells yielded a l...
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State Hits Pause Button on Chronic Pain Proposal

Oregon health officials have delayed consideration of a controversial change under the Oregon Health Plan that could have forced many patients with chronic pain off opioids. 

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Managing Twin Crises in Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioids

AAPM Past President Sean Mackey, MD PhD, co-authored a BMJ editorial on how the national pain strategies are part of the solution in managing this twin crises. 

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EHR Investigation Makes the News

Fortune and ​ Kaiser Health News ​ just released the findings of a joint investigation on Electronic Health Records (EHR). The findings highlight pitfalls that many physicians recognize all too well. The time-consuming d...
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AAPM Board Votes to Expand Active Membership

The AAPM Board of Directors voted unanimously at its March 6 meeting in Denver to support a measure that expands Active AAPM Membership to non-physicians who possess a U.S. or Canadian doctoral level degree in psych...
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AAPM35 Kicks Off

AAPM35 kicks off today with preconferences in Denver, CO. If you are still planning to attend, but haven't registered, on-site registration is available. If you can't attend in person, AAPM35 On Demand offers you 24/7 ac...
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The Migraine Eye: Distinct Rod-Driven Retinal Pathways' Response to Dim Light Challenges the Visual Cortex Hyperexcitability Theory

Migraine-type photophobia, most commonly described as exacerbation of headache by light, affects nearly 90% of the patients. It is the most bothersome symptom accompanying an attack. Using subjective psychophysical asses...
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Assessment of the FDA Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl Products

 Did the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl (TIRF) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) meet its goal of preventing inappropriate use of TIRF products, such a...
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Commercially Supported Symposia (CSS)

Join your fellow colleagues during the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences in Denver at Commercially Supported Symposia (CSS) and expand your knowledge in pain management. ​ Attend the CSS to gain comprehensive...
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