This section will include pain research in the news, general stories about research and findings, pain abstracts in the news, and PubMed abstracts

New Data Show Growing Complexity of Drug Overdose Deaths in America

The report from CDC's MMWR , analyzes the growing number of U.S. drug overdose deaths from 2013 to 2017, and by demographic and geographic characteristics from 2016 to 2017. Full story .  

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Association of Prescribed Opioids with Increased Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Among Patients With and Without HIV What is the association between prescribed opioids and community-acquired pneumonia requiring hosp...
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Managing Children’s Pain after Surgery

The first in a series of columns on pain in children in The New York Times discusses the changes occurring on how pediatric pain is managed. Full story .

New Medications Offer Improved Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders, Chronic Pain, Mood Disorders

A team of researchers from Purdue University discovered that two peptides, which are naturally metabolic products of Rubisco, a large protein found in many plants like spinach, may aid in the development of new medicatio...
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Rapidly Taking Patients off Opioids Might Not Be a Good Idea, Experts Say

Forcing patients off opioid painkillers could sometimes do more harm than good, international medical experts warn in an open letter published in Pain Medicine to health authorities. Full story . Read the letter .
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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Read the abstract . Identifying the Pathways Required for Coping Behaviours Associated with Sustained Pain. Read the abstract . I...
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Study Shows Massage Helps Ease Arthritis Pain, Improve Mobility

Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health. Full s...
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Origins of Pain

Research identifies the nerve-signaling pathway behind the deep, sustained pain that sets in immediately following injury. The findings also shed light on the different pathways that drive reflexive withdrawal to avoid i...
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Researchers Collaborating with National Institutes of Health to Develop Nonopioid Drug for Chronic Pain

Researchers are working to develop a drug that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. The drug compound, known as ML351, was discovered by researchers from the NIH. Full st...
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Acute Harms Associated with Pregabalin Misuse in Victoria: a 6-year Examination of Ambulance Attendances. Read the abstract . Long-Term Mechanical Function and Integration of an Implanted Tissue-Engineered Intervertebral...
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