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

Selecting Effective Combinations of Treatment for Low Back Pain (SELECT LBP)

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Association Between Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Nonfatal and Fatal Drug Overdoses: A Systematic Review

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Abstract: Background: Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are a key component of the president's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan to prevent opioid overdoses in the Un...
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Breakthrough Blood Test Set to Help Doctors Diagnose Chronic Pain

Source: News.com.au The breakthrough painHS test was developed by a team of Australian scientists after they discovered that biologically, the color of the immune cells in acute pain is different to the cells associated ...
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Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine Abstract: Importance: Chronic noncancer pain (hereafter referred to as chronic pain) is common among older adults and managed frequently with pharmacotherapies that produce suboptimal outco...
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to Reduce Chronic Migraine: A Sequential Bayesian Analysis

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The Central Sensitization Inventory and Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire: An Exploration of Construct Validity and Associations with Widespread Pain Sensitivity Among Individuals with Shoulder Pain

[Source: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice] Abstract: Background: The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) and Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire (PSQ) are alternatives to quantitative sensory testing (QST) for inferring...
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New Regulations to Provide Better Information for Patients on the Safe Use of Opioid Medications

[Source: Health Canada] Health Canada published final regulations in Canada Gazette, Part II that will make warning stickers and patient information handouts mandatory with all opioids dispensed to Canadians at pharmacie...
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Blacks, Whites Equally as Likely to Be Prescribed Opioids for Pain

Source: University of Michigan Racial disparities in pain management have been well-documented, with doctors historically more willing to prescribe opiates to whites than to other racial and ethnic groups. But in light o...
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Opioid Dose- and Route-Dependent Efficacy of Oxycodone and Heroin Vaccines in Rats

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Association between Facility-Level Utilization of Non-pharmacologic Chronic Pain Treatment and Subsequent Initiation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy

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