Significantly Less Addictive Opioid May Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis While Easing Pain

A novel preclinical study by Keck Medicine of USC researchers, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology , reveals that a potential new opioid medication may have the ability to slow the progression of osteoarthritis whi...
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Addiction Course Provides Much-Needed Guidance to Pain Practitioners

AAPM member Kevin L Zacharoff, MD presented at AAPM's 2020 Annual Meeting in National, MD, and discusses his research on the need to include substance use disorders and addiction in medical school curriculum in this Pain...
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Next-Gen Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Physical and Emotional Benefits for Pain Patients

 AAPM members Timothy Deer, MD and Corey Hunter, MD both comment in the Practical Pain Management article about burst spinal cord stimulation. Full story .

New Therapy Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain in Large International Study

AAPM member John Markman, MD is the lead author of a new study that has found tanezumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits nerve activity, provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain, one of the leading reas...
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New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease Co-Authored by AAPM Board Member

Pain is the most common complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) and it significantly decreases daily quality of life. New guidelines published in Blood Advances and co-authored by AAPM Director-at-Large Robert W. Hurle...
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1 in 10 Americans Uses a Prescription Painkiller

AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc contributed to this WebMD article that discusses a new CDC report . "This survey and other research is showing that pain management is becoming safer," said Dr. Wasan. "It is becoming...
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The Pain Management Revolution Amid Coronavirus and the Opioid Crisis

AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc comments in the ABC News interview that he "is optimistic about the future, with several new pain treatments in the pipeline which could broaden options for the one in five Americans ...
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Four-Part Webinar Series on Confluence of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Opioid Epidemic Begins July 20

A webinar series on the intersecting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with the national opioid epidemic is being hosted by the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) group and Mothers Against Pr...
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AAPM Announces Disparities in Pain Management Shared Interest Group

AAPM is happy to announce its newest Shared Interest Group (SIG), Disparities in Pain Management! Chaired by Juliet Gaisey, MD; James Khan, MD MSc; Sean Mackey, MD PhD; Fabienne Saint-Preux, MD; Natacha Telusca, MD MPH; ...
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Guidance for Reopening Pain Practices Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to healthcare in general and to pain management practices in particular. Chronic pain patients being one of the most vulnerable patient populations unde...
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