AIPM Announces New Corporate Council Program

The Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) greatly values its relationships with the commercial sponsors who make the products that enable members to provide the best pain care possible. To that end, AIPM considers commercial sponsors to be an integral part of the pain care team. These sponsors support AIPM and its programs through a […]

CDC Maintains Secrecy Over Opioid Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is refusing to disclose what outside advisers it consulted with during the drafting of its controversial opioid prescribing guidelines for physicians. The proposed guidelines, which were released this week, have angered many pain patients who think they could lead to sharp reductions in the prescribing of opioids […]

Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. That’s because disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the body processes and feels pain, the researchers said. More than half of all people with osteoarthritis have pain during the night. This may lead to broken sleep and […]

Our Vision: No Life Limited by Pain

By Bob Twillman, Executive Director for the American Academy of Pain Management At the end of February, the Academy‚Äôs Board of Directors held its mid-year meeting. While the Board conducted the usual business, it also spent a day working with a talented facilitator to develop statements of our core purpose, core values, and vision. Unlike […]

Webinar Announcement: Prescribers, Patients and Pain

Please join the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pain Management and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for a special online event featuring new research findings. Webinar: Prescribers, Patients and Pain: New Research Highlights Opportunities for Better Prescriber-Patient Communication Speakers: Bob Twillman, Ph.D., FAPM and the Executive Director of […]