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

Receipt of Overlapping Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Among Veterans Dually Enrolled in Medicare Part D and the Department of Veterans Affairs: A Cross-sectional Study

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Read the abstract . 
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Episodic Migraine With and Without Aura: Key Differences and Implications for Pathophysiology, Management, and Assessing Risks

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Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain Among US Public and Private Insurers

Source: JAMA Network Open Read the abstract . 
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Fluoroscopically Guided Facet Injections: Comparison of Intra-Articular and Periarticular Steroid and Anesthetic Injection on Immediate and Short-Term Pain Relief

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Lessons in Affect Regulation to Keep Stress and Pain Under Control (LARKSPUR) (NCT03699553)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov Read the details . 
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Mindfulness to Improve Functional Outcomes in Patients with Fibromyalgia or Central Sensitization (NCT03693274)

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease (NCT03692221)

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Regional Anesthesia and Readmission Rates After Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Nonaddictive Drug Compound Could Replace Opioids for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Source: Purdue University A compound shows unparalleled selectivity in inhibiting the adenylyl cyclase 1 (AC1), making it a potential target for treating pain and reducing the dependency on opioids for pain management. Full story .
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Students Learn to Treat Pain, With and Without Opioids

Source: AAMCNews As the opioid epidemic claims even more lives, medical schools are rethinking how they teach students to manage patients' pain. The result? A better understanding of the nature of pain, addiction, and substance use disorder. Full story .
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