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Study finds risks of long-term opioid use may be linked to dose

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2015

Study data reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine show the risk for serious harm from long-term opioid drug use for chronic pain may depend on the dose. Opioid abuse, overdose, myocardial infarction and fractures were among the risks linked to opioid treatment, and higher dosages were tied to a higher risk for some harms. "Evidence is insufficient to determine the effectiveness of long-term opioid therapy for improving chronic pain and function," the researchers from Oregon Health & Sciences University wrote. PhysiciansBriefing.com (01/13)


Report: Experts review complex regional pain syndrome

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 07, 2015

More than 30 hospitals open pediatric pain clinics

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Dec 31, 2014

Physician and psychologist debate how opioids should be regulated

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2015

Study links meniscal lesions and tears to knee pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 07, 2015

PET/MR examines mechanism behind chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 14, 2015

Pain feels greater if shared with a like-suffering friend, study finds

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

NIH releases white paper on overuse of opioids for chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Protein illuminates neural activity

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Dec 31, 2014

Inadequate sleep, parents' pain worries linked to post-surgery pain in children

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Jan 07, 2015


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