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.

This Week in Pain: October 22, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use Source: Whitehouse.gov on 10/21 “As part of today’s event, the President will announce federal, state, local and private sector efforts aimed at addressing the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic. These include commitments by […]

From the Academy: Our Concerns About the CDC Guideline Process

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in an unprecedented effort, is developing guidelines for primary care prescribing of opioid analgesics to people with chronic pain who are not at the end of life. The Academy is a stakeholder organization that has been asked by CDC to review and comment on these draft […]

This Week in Pain: October 15, 2015

Recap of recent pain-related news: First Day After Surgery Indicates Chance For Chronic Pain Later Source: Euroanaesthesia; reported by Pain Medicine News on 10/14 “The longer a patient is in severe pain during the first 24 hours following surgery, the more likely he or she will still be experiencing some form of chronic postsurgical pain […]

American Academy of Pain Management Requests Extension for Responses to CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Debra Houry, M.D., M.P.H. Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027 RE: Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain Dear Dr. Houry: Earlier this year, your center posted a request for proposals, designed to assist the Centers for Disease […]