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Study finds pain is risk factor for opioid addiction

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

People experiencing moderate to severe levels of pain are 41% more likely to become addicted to prescription opioids than those without pain, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, findings that researcher Dr. Mark Olfson says highlight the need for better approaches to pain management. Researchers, who analyzed data from over 34,000 people, also note that males and younger adults also have higher opioid abuse risk. HealthDay News (07/22)


Research looks at factors linked to chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

Guidelines cover treating cancer survivors with chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Racial bias may affect pain treatment

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

Experimental pain drug may be like opioid without side effects

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

Study evaluates neuropathic pain in patients with lumbar disorders

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

VA pain-management study awarded $12.5M grant

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

Hospitalists discuss how to balance pain relief, overdose risk

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016

Veterans on opioids less likely to see pain improvements, study says

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 03, 2016

Sodium levels may affect headaches, study finds

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 17, 2016


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