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Pain Medicine News (PMN), is designed to meet the needs of the spectrum of physicians involved in managing pain, including pain specialists, primary care physicians, physiatrists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, oncologists, etc., and is mailed to 50,612 pain-treating physicians that are the highest-prescribers of pain medication in these specialties. This medical newspaper offers extensive coverage of pain related presentations at major clinical meetings and feature articles on topics relevant to practicing clinicians. PMN also presents in-depth clinical reviews written by thought leaders, cutting-edge practice management articles, medical education and CME activities.

Here’s the next in our November Top 5:#2:FDA Cracks Down on CBD Products Making Unproven Pain Therapy Claims....#pain ...
12/04/2019
FDA Cracks Down on CBD Products Making Unproven Pain Therapy Claims

Here’s the next in our November Top 5:

#2:

FDA Cracks Down on CBD Products Making Unproven Pain Therapy Claims

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#pain #paintreatment #painmanagement #painmedicine #hospitals #healthcare #health #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Online-First/Article/11-19/FDA-Cracks-Down-on-CBD-Products-Making-Unproven-Pain-Therapy-Claims/56521?sub=&enl=true&dgid=&utm_source=enl&utm_content=4&utm_campaign=20191202&utm_medium=title

The FDA continues its efforts to curb the proliferation of products claiming to contain cannabidiol and marketed as treatments for acute and chronic pain. 

Here’s the next in our November Top 5:#3:HHS Announces Guide for Appropriate Tapering or Discontinuation of Long-Term ...
12/04/2019
HHS Announces Guide for Appropriate Tapering or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Use

Here’s the next in our November Top 5:

#3:

HHS Announces Guide for Appropriate Tapering or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Use

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#pain #paintreatment #painmanagement #painmedicine #hospitals #healthcare #health #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/In-Brief/Article/11-19/HHS-Announces-Guide-for-Appropriate-Tapering-or-Discontinuation-of-Long-Term-Opioid-Use/56373?sub=&enl=true&dgid=&utm_source=enl&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=20191202&utm_medium=title

The Department of Health and Human Services has published a new guide designed to help clinicians reduce or discontinue opioid use in their patients who are on long-term therapy.

Here’s the next in our November Top 5:#4:Gut–Pain Connection Reaffirmed by Microbiome Differences in Fibromyalgia Pa...
12/03/2019
Gut–Pain Connection Reaffirmed by Microbiome Differences in Fibromyalgia Patients and Controls

Here’s the next in our November Top 5:

#4:

Gut–Pain Connection Reaffirmed by Microbiome Differences in Fibromyalgia Patients and Controls

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#pain #paintreatment #painmanagement #painmedicine #hospitals #healthcare #health #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/10-19/Gut-Pain-Connection-Reaffirmed-by-Microbiome-Differences-in-Fibromyalgia-Patients-and-Controls/56157?sub=&enl=true&dgid=&utm_source=enl&utm_content=2&utm_campaign=20191202&utm_medium=title

People with fibromyalgia have different microbiomes from controls, according to a recent study.

Did you catch our Top 5 articles of November?Here’s #5:FDA Approves SCS System Featuring HF10 Frequency to Treat Chron...
12/03/2019
FDA Approves SCS System Featuring HF10 Frequency to Treat Chronic Pain

Did you catch our Top 5 articles of November?

Here’s #5:

FDA Approves SCS System Featuring HF10 Frequency to Treat Chronic Pain

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#pain #paintreatment #painmanagement #painmedicine #hospitals #healthcare #health #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Online-First/Article/11-19/FDA-Approves-SCS-System-Featuring-HF10-Frequency-to-Treat-Chronic-Pain/56496

The FDA approved the Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation system for the treatment of chronic pain. 

The FDA has approved another biosimilar to Humira......#FDA #humira #biosimilars #rheumatoidarthritis #RA #psoriaticarth...
11/26/2019
FDA Approves Abrilada, Biosimilar to Humira

The FDA has approved another biosimilar to Humira.
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#FDA #humira #biosimilars #rheumatoidarthritis #RA #psoriaticarthritis #arthritis #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #nurses #patients #health #healthcare #medicine

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Online-First/Article/11-19/FDA-Approves-Abrilada-Biosimilar-to-Humira/56609

This approval marks the 25th biosimilar approved in the United States, but only a handful are currently available. Pfizer said Abrilada should be launched in 2023.

#ICYMI: Infective Endocarditis is on the rise. Researchers say it’s due to the opioid crisis......#opioidcrisis #endoc...
11/25/2019
Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to Opioid Epidemic

#ICYMI: Infective Endocarditis is on the rise. Researchers say it’s due to the opioid crisis.
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#opioidcrisis #endocarditis #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #nurses #patients #health #healthcare #medicine

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/11-19/Alarming-Number-of-Heart-Infections-Tied-to-Opioid-Epidemic/56382

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infective endocarditis, mostly due to the current opioid epidemic.

What kind of neuraxial anesthesia do you use for TKA and THA surgeries?.....#kneereplacement #hipreplacement #pain #pain...
11/25/2019
Best Neuraxial Technique for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Is Spinal Anesthesia

What kind of neuraxial anesthesia do you use for TKA and THA surgeries?
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#kneereplacement #hipreplacement #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #nurses #patients #health #healthcare #medicine

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Interventional/Article/11-19/Best-Neuraxial-Technique-for-Hip-and-Knee-Arthroplasty-Is-Spinal-Anesthesia/56390

Among choices of neuraxial anesthesia for patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty, spinal anesthesia provides the best postoperative outcomes, according to a large retrospective cohort study.

It’s not just medication—veterans are receiving a mix of pain therapies through an interdisciplinary pain program at...
11/22/2019
Panoply of Complementary and Alternative Treatments Provided to Veterans With Chronic Pain

It’s not just medication—veterans are receiving a mix of pain therapies through an interdisciplinary pain program at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
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#veterans #chronicpain #alternativemedicine #complementarymedicine #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Complementary-and-Alternative/Article/11-19/Panoply-of-Complementary-and-Alternative-Treatments-Provided-to-Veterans-With-Chronic-Pain/56375

David Cosio, PhD, a psychologist in the interdisciplinary pain program at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Chicago, is passionate about providing complementary and alternative treatments to patients with chronic pain.

Could mindfulness help patients cope with migraine?.....#migraine #mindfulness #alternativemedicine #complementarymedici...
11/22/2019
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Migraine Shows Significant Benefits

Could mindfulness help patients cope with migraine?
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#migraine #mindfulness #alternativemedicine #complementarymedicine #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Complementary-and-Alternative/Article/11-19/Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy-for-Migraine-Shows-Significant-Benefits/56371

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy achieved significant reductions in headache disability from migraine compared with a control group, according to a phase 2b, randomized, pilot clinical trial.

What role does the dorsal root ganglion play within chronic neuropathic pain pathways?.....#dorsalrootganglion #pain #pa...
11/21/2019
DRG Study Elucidates Multiple Chronic Neuropathic Pain Mechanisms, Identifies Treatment Targets

What role does the dorsal root ganglion play within chronic neuropathic pain pathways?
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#dorsalrootganglion #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Science-and-Technology/Article/08-19/DRG-Study-Elucidates-Multiple-Chronic-Neuropathic-Pain-Mechanisms-Identifies-Treatment-Targets/55588

Spontaneous activity in the dorsal root ganglion was associated with neuropathic pain in a new study on correlations between electrophysiologic and RNA data in samples taken in patients with and without chronic radicular/neuropathic pain.

How do you manage risks for opioid-induced respiratory depression? A group from the Wake Forest School of Medicine is us...
11/21/2019
Monitoring Technology IDs Those at High Risk For Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression

How do you manage risks for opioid-induced respiratory depression? A group from the Wake Forest School of Medicine is using technology to highlight those most at risk.
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#opioids #respiratorydepression #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Science-and-Technology/Article/08-19/Monitoring-Technology-IDs-Those-at-High-Risk-For-Opioid-Induced-Respiratory-Depression/55589

A new monitoring tool helps predict those patients on a general care floor who are at high risk for developing opioid-induced respiratory depression.

In the future, AI could help you manage opioids......#opioids #artificialintelligence #AI #pain #painmanagement #paintre...
11/20/2019
Reinforcement Learning Can Help Properly Manage Morphine for Pain in the ICU

In the future, AI could help you manage opioids.
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#opioids #artificialintelligence #AI #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Science-and-Technology/Article/10-19/Reinforcement-Learning-Can-Help-Properly-Manage-Morphine-for-Pain-in-the-ICU/56150

Under the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence, machine learning—specifically, reinforcement learning—was able to successfully reduce pain in the ICU, according to a proof-of-concept model.

Could there be a way to test for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?.....#diabetes #neuropathy #chronicpain #pain #painmanag...
11/20/2019
Genetic Marker Could Predict Risk For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Could there be a way to test for diabetic peripheral neuropathy?
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#diabetes #neuropathy #chronicpain #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Science-and-Technology/Article/10-19/Genetic-Marker-Could-Predict-Risk-For-Diabetic-Peripheral-Neuropathy/56149

Researchers at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center implicated a cluster of 28 single-nucleotide polymorphisms on chromosome 2q24 with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the most common cause of neuropathy.

Do you prescribe opioids for patients with sleep apnea? A new study says that providers do, though there are risks.........
11/19/2019
Apnea, Opioids a Dangerous Mix in Acute Heart Failure Patients

Do you prescribe opioids for patients with sleep apnea? A new study says that providers do, though there are risks.
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#sleepapnea #apnea #sleep #opioids #respiratorydepression #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #painmedicine #doctors #patients #nurses #health #healthcare

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/11-19/Apnea-Opioids-a-Dangerous-Mix-in-Acute-Heart-Failure-Patients/56377

Many patients who are admitted to the hospital with acute heart failure (HF) have previously undiagnosed sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), according to a new study.

Does IV acetaminophen work for minimally invasive spine surgery post-operative pain?.....#acetaminophen #tylenol #spines...
11/19/2019
Post-op Pain Unaffected by IV Acetaminophen After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Does IV acetaminophen work for minimally invasive spine surgery post-operative pain?
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#acetaminophen #tylenol #spinesurgery #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #chronicpain #health #healthcare #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Clinical-Pain-Medicine/Article/11-19/Post-op-Pain-Unaffected-by-IV-Acetaminophen-After-Minimally-Invasive-Spine-Surgery/56384

A study of perioperative IV acetaminophen in patients undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery has found no effect on postoperative pain.

What’s better for spinal stenosis pain?.....#spinalstenosis #MILD #lumbardecompression #pain #painmanagement #paintrea...
11/18/2019
Lumbar Decompression Relieves Spinal Stenosis Pain More Than Epidural Injection

What’s better for spinal stenosis pain?
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#spinalstenosis #MILD #lumbardecompression #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #chronicpain #health #healthcare #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Interventional/Article/11-19/Lumbar-Decompression-Relieves-Spinal-Stenosis-Pain-More-Than-Epidural-Injection/56391

Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) reduced back pain caused by lumbar stenosis, and decreased opioid use, in patients far more effectively than epidural steroid injection, in a new study.

Does the legalization of cannabis have any effect on opioid deaths?.....#cannabis #marijuana #medicalmarijuana #opioids ...
11/18/2019
Study on Cannabis Laws Revisited, Relationship to Reduced Opioid Deaths Does Not Hold Up

Does the legalization of cannabis have any effect on opioid deaths?
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#cannabis #marijuana #medicalmarijuana #opioids #opioidusedisorder #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #chronicpain #health #healthcare #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Policy-and-Management/Article/11-19/Study-on-Cannabis-Laws-Revisited-Relationship-to-Reduced-Opioid-Deaths-Does-Not-Hold-Up/56388

A group of researchers repeated a well-known 2014 study that purported to show a correlation between the relaxing of cannabis laws and a drop in opioid overdose deaths.

ER Naltrexone is “underused” in treating opioid use disorder, experts say......#opioids #opioidcrisis #naltrexone #o...
11/14/2019
‘Underused’ ER Naltrexone Benefits Detoxed Population With Opioid Use Disorder

ER Naltrexone is “underused” in treating opioid use disorder, experts say.
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#opioids #opioidcrisis #naltrexone #opioidusedisorder #pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #nurses #patients

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Primary-Care/Article/09-19/‘Underused’-ER-Naltrexone-Benefits-Detoxed-Population-With-Opioid-Use-Disorder/55857

Too many providers who treat opioid use disorder, including primary care physicians, are not using extended-release naltrexone under circumstances where it should be first-line treatment, according to accumulating research on its effectiveness.

Patients seen near the end of the day can get more opioids prescribed, according to a study in JAMA......#opioids #pain ...
11/14/2019
Decision for Opioid Prescribing Varies by Appointment Time

Patients seen near the end of the day can get more opioids prescribed, according to a study in JAMA.
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#opioids #pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #nurses #patients

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Primary-Care/Article/10-19/Decision-for-Opioid-Prescribing-Varies-by-Appointment-Time/56142

The decision-making process for opioid prescribing among primary care physicians is influenced by the time of day and lateness of the appointment, according to a new study.

CBD companies need to watch what claims they make about their products, according to the FDA......#CBD #cannabidiol #FDA...
11/13/2019
FDA Cracks Down on CBD Products Making Unproven Pain Therapy Claims

CBD companies need to watch what claims they make about their products, according to the FDA.
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#CBD #cannabidiol #FDA #pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #nurses #patients

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Online-First/Article/11-19/FDA-Cracks-Down-on-CBD-Products-Making-Unproven-Pain-Therapy-Claims/56521

The FDA continues its efforts to curb the proliferation of products claiming to contain cannabidiol and marketed as treatments for acute and chronic pain. 

It’s not just pills. Not just devices. Veterans are receiving all forms of pain therapies at the Jesse Brown Veterans ...
11/13/2019
Panoply of Complementary and Alternative Treatments Provided to Veterans With Chronic Pain

It’s not just pills. Not just devices. Veterans are receiving all forms of pain therapies at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago.
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#alternativemedicine #complementarymedicine #opioids #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #chronicpain #doctors #nurses #patients #health #healthcare #medicine

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Complementary-and-Alternative/Article/11-19/Panoply-of-Complementary-and-Alternative-Treatments-Provided-to-Veterans-With-Chronic-Pain/56375

David Cosio, PhD, a psychologist in the interdisciplinary pain program at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Chicago, is passionate about providing complementary and alternative treatments to patients with chronic pain.

What were the effects of hydrocodone rescheduling?.....#hydrocodone #opioids #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #chron...
11/12/2019
After Hydrocodone Rescheduling, Scripts Up, Pills Down

What were the effects of hydrocodone rescheduling?
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#hydrocodone #opioids #pain #painmanagement #paintreatment #chronicpain #doctors #nurses #patients #health #healthcare #medicine

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/Primary-Care/Article/11-19/After-Hydrocodone-Rescheduling-Scripts-Up-Pills-Down/56369

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2014 rescheduling of hydrocodone-containing medications from Schedule III to II changed both prescription patterns and number of tablets prescribed, according to a single-center retrospective study.

There may be a new Bupivacaine-Meloxicam combo coming your way......#pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #h...
11/11/2019
FDA Accepts NDA Resubmission for Bupivacaine-Meloxicam Combination for Postoperative Pain

There may be a new Bupivacaine-Meloxicam combo coming your way.
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#pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/In-Brief/Article/11-19/FDA-Accepts-NDA-Resubmission-for-Bupivacaine-Meloxicam-Combination-for-Postoperative-Pain/56447

The FDA accepted a New Drug Application resubmission for HTX-011, an investigational agent for the management of postoperative pain.

#DYK: The HHS released a new guideline for tapering/discontinuing opioids......#opioids #tapering #withdrawal #HHS #pain...
11/10/2019
HHS Announces Guide for Appropriate Tapering or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Use

#DYK: The HHS released a new guideline for tapering/discontinuing opioids.
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#opioids #tapering #withdrawal #HHS #pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/In-Brief/Article/11-19/HHS-Announces-Guide-for-Appropriate-Tapering-or-Discontinuation-of-Long-Term-Opioid-Use/56373

The Department of Health and Human Services has published a new guide designed to help clinicians reduce or discontinue opioid use in their patients who are on long-term therapy.

#ICYMI: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new SCS system with 10 kHz high-frequency therapy......#SCS...
11/09/2019
FDA Approves SCS System Featuring HF10 Frequency to Treat Chronic Pain

#ICYMI: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new SCS system with 10 kHz high-frequency therapy.
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#SCS #pain #chronicpain #paintreatment #painmanagement #health #healthcare #medicine #doctors #patients #nurses

https://www.painmedicinenews.com/In-Brief/Article/11-19/FDA-Approves-SCS-System-Featuring-HF10-Frequency-to-Treat-Chronic-Pain/56496

The FDA approved the Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation system for the treatment of chronic pain. 

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