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VA push to reduce opioid use can leave veterans without treatment

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

A Veterans Affairs program to use alternative therapies instead of opioid drugs to treat veterans' chronic pain is not reaching all patients who need it, according to these articles. The VA has faced criticism for its prescribing of opioid drugs, but some patients who are taken off the medications are not finding relief. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (07/12) Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (07/12)


Diabetic neuropathy pain responds to inhaled cannabis, study finds

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Study links potassium channels to neurons that influence pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Study ties sleep quality to osteoarthritis pain tolerance

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

Study finds placebo effect can be conditioned

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Researchers propose anxiety-laxity-pain-immune-mood syndrome

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

Study links endoplasmic reticulum stress with neuropathic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

Drugmakers race to bring new migraine-preventing therapies to market

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Surgery fails to offer long-term knee pain relief, data show

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

Study: Moderate alcohol consumption may benefit chronic pain patients

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015


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