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

Association of Coprescription of Triptan Antimigraine Drugs and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants with Serotonin Syndrome

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Separating Side Effects Could Hold Key for Safer Opioids

Source: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Scientists have discovered a way to separate the two effects of opioid pain relievers -- pain relief and breathing -- opening a window of opportunity to make eff...
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Opioid Abuse Leads to Heroin Use and a Hepatitis C Epidemic, USC Researcher Says

Source: University of Southern California Heroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it much sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a Keck ...
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Cost Savings from Reducing Pain through the Delivery of Integrative Medicine Program to Hospitalized Patients

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Do Pain Medications Carry Different Heart Risks?

Source: Wiley A British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study including 55,629 patients with hypertension in a Taiwanese database did not observe different cardiovascular risks in patients who received cyclooxygenase-2 ...
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Medical Marijuana Laws and Adolescent Marijuana Use in the United States: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Source: Addiction Abstract: Aims: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in order to estimate the effect of US medical marijuana laws (MMLs) on past-month marijuana use prevalence among adolescents. ...
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Opioid Prescribing Behavior of Interventional Radiologists Across the United States

Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology Abstract: Purpose: To study opioid prescribing behavior of US interventional radiologists (IRs). Conclusion: Most IRs write few, if any, prescriptions for Medicare ben...
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Genetic Study Paves Way for New Neuropathic Pain Treatments

Source: University of Granada A pioneering international study, carried out by the University of Granada, Harvard University, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Florida, Laval University ...
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Recalled Early Life Adversity and Pain: The Role of Mood, Sleep, Optimism, and Control

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Hyperactivity of Anterior Cingulate Cortex Areas 24a/24b Drives Chronic Pain-Induced Anxiodepressive-Like Consequences

Source: Journal of Neuroscience Abstract: Pain associates both sensory and emotional aversive components, and often leads to anxiety and depression when it becomes chronic. Here, we characterized, in a mouse model, the l...
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