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Researcher calls for end to reductive approach to pain care

American Pain Society SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

Group Health Research Institute researcher Dan Cherkin says medicine should take steps to restructure the "highly reductionist biomedical approach" to health that fails to meet the needs of patients suffering from chronic pain and other problems. His concerns stem from a pattern seen in a number of trials that found nonpharmacologic treatments for back pain were no better than a control or sham comparison but were better than regular care. The Huffington Post (04/26)


Study casts doubt on usefulness of "pain matrix"

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2016

Surgeon General urges prescribers to increase efforts to stop opioid addiction

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2016

Study explores impact of sensory stimulation on pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2016

Study examines factors tied to opioid addiction relapse risk

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2016

Updated guideline says Botox safe, effective for chronic migraine

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2016

Study: Nerve damage worse than thought in small fiber neuropathy

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2016

Hydromorphone may treat opioid dependency, study finds

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2016

FDA approves extended-release, abuse-deterrent pain drug

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2016

Pain-matrix response may be a poor window into sensation

American Pain Society SmartBrief | May 04, 2016


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