Pain Management

The Pharmacy Times® Pain Management resource center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, among other items that pharmacists will find valuable.

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In a recent study analyzing US commercial dental visits between 2011 and 2015, 29.3% of dental visits included opioid prescriptions that exceeded the recommended amount of less than 80 morphine milligram equivalents.
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Cannabis use is becoming much more prevalent in the United States, as several more states have recently legalized it for recreational or medicinal use.
 
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Statin use in certain patients may lead to increased muscle pain so severe it can affect adherence. 
 
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Approximately 1 in 3 high school seniors (31.8%) who reported misusing prescription opioids as high school seniors between 1997 and 2000 went on to use heroin by age 35.
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This month's featured products include magnesium chews, pre and probiotic fiber, and more. 
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When 3 citizens of a Southern state file suit against government officials to have a state statute classifying marijuana as an illegal substance declared unconstitutional, should the courts make such a declaration and issue an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the laws?
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This month's case studies feature lower back pain, hand osteoarthritis, and more.
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The new project follows a collaboration with Walmart announced in August, offering a free comprehensive online training program on opioid stewardship.
 
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Given the evidence of emotional trauma, hopelessness, and social isolation as risk factors for addiction, compassion and support are critical.
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The study found that of 568 patients surveyed, 15% had used cannabis within the past 3 years, with half of the users reporting using it regularly and mostly for medical purposes.
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Although earlier research has shown slight reductions in opioid abuse rates, this analysis is the first to show statistically significant year-to-year declines.
 
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This webcast discusses a number of topics pertaining to the substance use epidemic and updates in the use of naloxone especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.