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A Qualitative Analysis of Gabapentin Misuse and Diversion Among People Who Use Drugs in Appalachian Kentucky

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New Guideline Warns Pain Benefits of Medical Cannabis Overstated

Source: University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry A new medical guideline suggests Canada's family physicians should take a sober second thought before prescribing medical cannabis to most patients. Publi...
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FDA Advisory Committee Nixes Novel Pain Drug

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Association Between Knee Pain, Impaired Function, and Development of Depressive Symptoms

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Head Movements and Postures as Pain Behavior

Source: PLOS One Abstract: Pain assessment can benefit from observation of pain behaviors, such as guarding or facial expression, and observational pain scales are widely used in clinical practice with nonverbal patients...
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Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Study of Bedtime Low-Dose Amitriptyline in Chronic Neck Pain

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Suppression of RGSz1 Function Optimizes the Actions of Opioid Analgesics by Mechanisms that Involve the Wnt/ß-catenin Pathway

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Pain Relief Now, More Pain Later? Early Use of Opioids Worsens Pain Down the Road for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Source: Association of Academic Physiatrists A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that opioids prescribed to patients soon after an acute traumatic s...
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Prescription Opioids Increase Risk for Serious Infections

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Opioids for Muscle and Joint Pain in Older People May Be Harmful

Source: University of Sydney, Australia A new study has shown that opioids offer older people with muscle and joint pain little benefit, while significantly increasing the risk of serious negative side effects. Full stor...
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