American Pain Society

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is disheartened to learn of the dissolution of the American Pain Society ( APS ). Over the past nearly 40 years, AAPM has been fortunate to serve alongside APS in shared effor...
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AAPM Issues Updated Position Statement on Research into the Use of Cannabinoids for Medical Purposes

​ More than 30 states as well as Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical purposes, making it more accessible than ever before to patients throughout the country, including patients suffering from chronic pain...
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AAPM Commitment Statement on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the increasing toll of the harms that can arise from opioid use disorder. As a...
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AAPM President Expresses Disappointment in Senator Wyden’s Letter Discrediting the Work of the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) President Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, issued a response expressing deep disappointment in Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)'s Decem...
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AAPM Statement on Interventional Pain Procedures and SCS

​A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine  While valid concerns have been raised by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists regarding spinal cord stimulators (SCS), the American Acade...
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Concerns About Walmart’s New Policy on Opioid Prescriptions

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine  The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) echoes concerns raised by the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to Walmart's corporate policy that re...
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AAPM Statement on National Decline in Opioid Prescribing

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine Data released by IQVIA, a health care consulting company that regularly gathers prescribing data from pharmacies across the country, documenting a 22-percent decreas...
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Surgeon General Public Health Advisory Urges More Americans to Carry the Opioid-Reversing Drug, Naloxone

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) applauds U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH comments urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving me...
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AAPM Supports FDA in Development of Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) welcomes FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's comments suggesting the development of evidence-based opioid prescribing guid...
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Response to Inquiries about Payments from Opioid Manufacturers

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine As a professional medical society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is committed to integrity and transparency in all of its activities. Like other profe...
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