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Should the NFL Legalize Marijuana?

When we started the National Pain Report, it was with the idea of covering the issue of chronic pain. The stories we have covered and commented upon have shined a light on many topics, including the growing use of medical…

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Researchers Create ‘Pain in a Dish’

Harvard scientists have achieved a breakthrough in pain research by converting mouse and human skin cells into pain sensing neurons that respond to acute and inflammatory pain. The so-called “pain in a dish” may help advance the understanding of pain,…

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Save Us from the Self-Appointed Experts on Addiction Treatment

(Editor’s note: Percy Menzies, M. Pharm, is president of the Assisted Recovery Centers of America, a treatment program based in St. Louis, Missouri that treats patients affected by drugs and alcohol.)  Almost every week a new book appears in print on…

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FDA Approves New Hydrocodone Painkiller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new extended release version of hydrocodone – an opioid pain reliever that will be the first and only hydrocodone product to be marketed with an abuse deterrent formula. The potent painkiller…

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