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4 04, 2015

Is misuse of pain killers more common than we thought?

By | April 4th, 2015|Pain Medicine Alternatives|

These researchers think so. And their findings are in line with others studying the benefits and harms associated with long-term opioid use for chronic pain. In fact, there’s no away [...]

3 04, 2015

Prepoposed Legislation Seeks Coverage Of New ‘Smart Pills’ To Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

By | April 3rd, 2015|Pain Medicine Alternatives|

From Press Release:  Dianne Danowski-Smith ‘Public Health Crisis’ Warrants Lawmakerss’ Attention: Prepoposed Legislation Seeks Coverage Of New ‘Smart Pills’ To Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse Senate Bill 661 gets it [...]

3 04, 2015

Dopamine and Chronic Pain

By | April 3rd, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives|

Researchers have been very interested in the role that the brain chemical dopamine plays in chronic pain. Studies confirm that when patients are under the stress and strain of living [...]

2 04, 2015

Recent Buprenorphine Taper versus Maintenance RCT

By | April 2nd, 2015|Pain Medicine Alternatives|

Should patients on buprenorphine therapy for prescription opioid dependence be tapered or maintained? That’s the big question that researchers are trying to answer and this study sheds some new light [...]

30 03, 2015

Survey of Cannabis Use for Pain

By | March 30th, 2015|Pain Medicine Alternatives|

Does using cannabis make it more likely that you’ll develop problems managing pain medications? The data says, “Yes.” No doubt that some forms of cannabis molecules (called cannabinoids) have exciting [...]

20 02, 2015

Can mental Imagery relieve pain?

By | February 20th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives|

Can using mental imagery and relaxation actually help severe nerve pain caused from damaged nerves? These researchers say, “Yes.” While it’s been known for a long time that certain self-hypnosis [...]