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

Open Label Placebo: Can Honestly Prescribed Placebos Evoke Meaningful Therapeutic Benefits?

Source: BMJ Read the abstract . 
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Cannabis and Cannabinoids for the Treatment of People with Chronic Noncancer Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled and Observational Studies

Source: PubMed.gov Read the abstract .

Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis of 158,000 Individuals of European Ancestry Identifies Three Loci Associated with Chronic Back Pain

Source: PLOS Genetics Read the abstract . 
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A Before and After Analysis of Health Care Utilization by Patients Enrolled in Opioid Controlled Substance Agreements for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Source: Mayo Clinic Read the abstract .
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Comparing Long-term Effectiveness of High Frequency and Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation (NCT03681262)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov Read the details .
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Cancer Patients Have Lower Risk of Opioid-Related Death than General Public

Source: Duke Health A study presented at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium in Phoenix found that death from opioids are 10 times less likely to occur in cancer patients compared to the general population. Full story .
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Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic in the United States from 1979 Through 2016

Source: PubMed.gov Read the abstract .

Video Game-Based Exercises for Older People with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial (GAMEBACK)

Source: Physical Therapy Read the abstract .
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The Effect of Light Therapy on Chronic Pain (NCT03677206)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov Read the details .

Association of Cannabinoid Administration with Experimental Pain in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Source: JAMA Psychiatry Read the abstract . 

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