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The PMP cannot be checked before a prescription is written.
People with substance use disorders are treated as criminals instead of being offered treatment.
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Pain and poor sleep: “Few people may know that the relationship between sleep and pain seems to go both ways.” Continue
Two-step treatment shows improved function and decreased pain severity in veterans
New column! This Week in Pain, a recap of the week’s news in pain management.
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Cleveland Clinic: Hands On Approach May Help with Migraine Headaches
Integrative medicine helps patient ‘focus more on life and less on pain’
Congress pressures FDA to finalize opioid guidance. In order to avoid a $20 million cut in funding, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must publish its long-awaited guidance on abuse-deterrent opioids no later than the end of June.
GAO report shows DEA contributing to shortages of controlled substance medications
State-by-state pain policy and advocacy issues from the State Pain Policy Advocacy Network
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New Clinical Trial: Treating chronic pain in Gulf War illness with yoga.
Minimally invasive surgery for spine metastases
Pain relief for those with chronic musculoskeletal pain
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“We are getting calls from people all over the country with people having trouble getting medications…. I do think the up-scheduling of hydrocodone was part of creating this problem.” — Bob Twillman in an interview on why patients with legitimate prescriptions are being denied pain medications.
Many people to welcome this month! Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH as new Vice President; new board members Kevin Galloway, BSN, MHA, U.S. Army (retired) and W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh; and new board liaison Sherry Green, JD.
Sign up now for the Spring Credentialing course and exam in Arizona April 23-26.
Early bird deadline and discount for our 26th Annual Meeting ends on April 16.
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