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Fibromyalgia: A Peripheral Pain Disorder?

Fibromyalgia: A Peripheral Pain Disorder?

New research suggests that fibromyalgia is primarily a peripheral nerve disorder that causes central nervous system sensitization.

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FDA Updates Opioid Drug Label Information

FDA Updates Opioid Drug Label Information

The FDA instituted widespread updates to product labeling for opioid medications in December, 2016.

Veterans Experience More Pain Than General Population

Veterans Experience More Pain Than General Population

Rates of severe pain were significantly higher in veterans with back and jaw pain, severe headaches or migraine, and neck pain.

FDA Issues Warning for Children, Pregnant Women With Extended Exposure to Anesthetics

FDA Issues Warning for Children, Pregnant Women With Extended Exposure to Anesthetics

The US FDA is requiring that label changes be made to reflect the risks involved with extended exposure to anesthetics and sedatives in children and pregnant women.

Is Vitamin D the Answer in Chronic Widespread Pain?

Is Vitamin D the Answer in Chronic Widespread Pain?

After treatment, there were marked decreases in visual analog scale (VAS)-pain, VAS-asthenia, severity of waking unrefreshed, tender point count, and Beck Depression Inventory.

Quality Improvements for Pain Management in the ER

Quality Improvements for Pain Management in the ER

The researchers observed a 47.5% increase in the percentage of participants who had a final pain score of 4 or less out of 10.

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain: Which Costs Less?

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain: Which Costs Less?

Even after loss of exclusivity, pregabalin has lower health care costs than gabapentin.

DEA Delays Decision to Ban Kratom

DEA Delays Decision to Ban Kratom

Kratom may be used to develop nonaddictive alternatives to opioids.

Alternative Treatments for the Management of Chronic Pain

Alternative Treatments for the Management of Chronic Pain

Alternative treatments include endomorphins, spinal cord stimulation, and psychotherapy.

Consequences of Limiting Physicians' Prescribing of Buprenorphine

Consequences of Limiting Physicians' Prescribing of Buprenorphine

Novice prescribers cited insufficient access to substance abuse counseling for patients, as well as insufficient access to more experienced prescribers, as reasons for not treating more patients.

Should Pain Treatments Target the Brain or Body?

Should Pain Treatments Target the Brain or Body?

Pain treatments often target either the brain or body, but data show that treatments often benefit both.

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