How Does Medical Marijuana Fit Into Pain Management?

Clinical Pain Advisor sat down with Bob Twillman, PhD, executive director of the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) to understand where medical marijuana comes into play when managing pain; how clinicians can combat opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose; and what the medical community can expect from AAPM in 2016. Here’s an excerpt: What is […]

An Interview With Dr. Robert Bonakdar

The Academy’s immediate past president Dr. Robert Bonakdar was featured in the Samueli Institute’s podcast, On Human Flourishing. In the episode, Dr. Bonakdar discusses alternative methods in pain management, including acupuncture, yoga and other mind-body practices: Get more episodes of On Human Flourishing on iTunes.

Do’s and Don’ts for the Safe Use of Prescription Opioids

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Discussion Guide: Talking to Your Patients About Preparing for Prescription Opioid Emergencies

There are many questions and concerns to address with your patients who are living with pain at each appointment. But how often does the topic of preparing for an emergency related to their opioid medications come up? On average, 44 people in the United States die each day from prescription opioid pain medication, and more […]

Why No PDMP in Missouri Threatens People Lives

Watch Bob Twillman, Executive Director of the American Academy of Pain Management, on Fox 4 News talking about the lack of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Missouri — the only state in the U.S. without one. “Without this program, we have a threat to people’s lives,” he said.  Watch it now