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Data review links long-term opioid use with good outcomes

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

A review of study data showed patients with noncancer pain may have improved physical and mental outcomes with long-term opioid treatment, generally with dosages of less than 200 milligrams per day. Pain specialist and study investigator Dr. Andrea Furlan advised carefully screening patients, providing close monitoring and keeping doses as low as possible. Pain Medicine News (08/2014)


Study links chronic pain to brain changes that may affect motivation

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

How empathy affects the complex experience of pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 13, 2014

Optogenetic research explores link between serotonin and pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Researchers: Neurostimulation may be underused in chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 20, 2014

Physical activity may not affect chronic pain, study says

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 20, 2014

Lannett gains FDA approval for oxycodone hydrochloride pain drug

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

Opioid drug gets controlled-substance designation

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 20, 2014

Medical marijuana may reduce opioid deaths, study finds

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

Low-level laser therapy a treatment option for fibromyalgia

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014


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