ATTENTION: Unauthorized and unsolicited email

It has recently come to the American Academy of Pain Management’s (the Academy) attention that an unauthorized and unsolicited email (the solicitation) from Jacob Bose of ‘Conference Marketers’ began circulating just after the conclusion of the Academy’s 25th Annual Clinical Meeting that claims to be selling a list of the “2014 Annual Clinical Meeting – […]

U.S. pledges millions to study ways to ease soldiers’ pain

The U.S. Government recently announced that it will launch a large-scale research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain in the military.  The effort, which will encompass 13 different research projects over five years, will be conducted at Veterans Affairs medical centers and academic institutions across the nation.  According to Dr. Josephine Briggs, […]

Acupuncture shown to reduce pain and improve function in osteoarthritis patients

In a recent meta-analysis of 12 trials consisting of 1,763 patients with osteoarthritis, acupuncture was found to be associated with a statistically significant reduction in pain and improvement in functional mobility.  Each included trial compared true acupuncture with sham acupuncture, conventional treatments, and no treatments.  The most common acupuncture points used for the sample of […]

Women in pain report significant gender bias

According to a groundbreaking study of 2,400 women, over 90% of women living with chronic pain believe that the healthcare system discriminates against female patients.  The study, conducted by National Pain Report and For Grace, a non-profit foundation, further found that 84% of respondents felt that they had been treated differently by doctors because of […]

Rational polypharmacy for patients with chronic pain

Combining medications is a popular strategy in the treatment of people with chronic pain, but clinicians must be mindful of the pharmacokinetic risks, according to Dr. Jeffrey Fudin, clinical pharmacy specialist at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York.  Dr. Fudin, who spoke at the American Academy of Pain Management’s 25th annual clinical […]