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1.7% of patients become long-term opioid users, study finds

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017

Data from 2004 to 2013 on more than 10 million patients with opioid prescriptions showed 1.7% used a prescription opioid for six months or more, researchers reported in the journal Pain. A modest increase in long-term opioid use was found among patients with depression and other mental health conditions, as well as those on psychoactive drugs. Pain News Network (01/02)


Molecules identified for cannabis-based pain drugs

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017

CMS officials call for culture change to reduce opioid abuse

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

Expert reviews important migraine research in 2016

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Dec 28, 2016

Poll: Patients with chronic pain say treatments provide relief

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Dec 21, 2016

Expert: Breakthrough pain may not have role in chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

Grunenthal, Abiogen's pain syndrome treatment gets FDA breakthrough status

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Dec 21, 2016

Treatments compared for lumbar facet joint syndrome

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017

Connecticut Hospice to study marijuana for pain management

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Dec 21, 2016

Survey: Many physicians cut back on opioid scripts

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017


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