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

Developing Brain Stimulation as a Treatment for Chronic Pain in Opiate Dependent (NCT03681769)

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More Doctor Visits Lead to Less Suicide Attempts for Fibromyalgia Patients

Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research . Full story . 
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Does Your Doctor Trust You?

Source: California State University Research by CSUN professor Adam Swenson finds that physicians tend to size up chronic pain patients in unexpected ways. Full story .

Sugar Pills Relieve Pain for Chronic Pain Patients

Source: Northwestern Now Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown they can reliably predict which chronic pain patients will respond to a sugar placebo pill based on the patients' brain anatomy and psychological characteristics. Full story . 

Poorest Americans Most Likely to Have Used Prescription Opioids — and Most Users View Opioids Positively

Source: University at Buffalo University at Buffalo study raises important questions about access to pain management options for the disadvantaged in the current climate of the opioid epidemic. Full story .
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Chronic Pain Among Suicide Decedents, 2003 to 2014: Findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Chronic pain may be an important contributor to suicide, according to new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine . Full story .

Psychosocial Support for Pre-Operative Pain and Distress (Mind-Body JRA) (NCT03665727)

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors (NCT03661840)

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Developing an Online Therapeutic Intervention for Chronic Pain in Veterans (NCT03655132)

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Scientists Take Big Step Toward Finding Non-Addictive Pain Killer

Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer. Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates. Full story .

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