: ' pain management'

Senate Probe Targets Drug Makers, Pain Organizations and Pain Physicians

A U.S. Senate investigation of the pharmaceutical industry targets some of the nation’s most prominent drug makers, medical organizations and pain physicians who advocate the use of narcotic painkillers. Citing an “epidemic of accidental deaths and [...]

Sad Day for Pain Community

As the founder and past chairman of the National Pain Foundation (NPF), I can say that the demise of the American Pain Foundation (APF) is sad news for people living with pain. Although the NPF focused [...]

Industry Funded Study Promotes More Drug Testing

Nearly two out of three patients who take a urine drug test are misusing their prescription medications, according to a new study by one of the nation’s largest drug labs. The misuse includes failing to take [...]

New Acupuncture Treatment Gives Longer Pain Relief

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have found a way to deliver long-lasting pain relief through a new therapeutic approach to acupuncture. The promising treatment, which they call PAPupuncture, gave several days of pain relief [...]

Medical Schools Failing at Pain Education

Pain education in the United States and Canada is “lackluster” and unaddressed by the vast majority of medical schools, according to a Journal of Pain study. And unless steps are taken to improve the training of [...]

Device Could Deliver Chronic Nerve Pain Relief Without Drugs

A southern California company has begun a study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the “StimRouter” neuromodulation system for sufferers of chronic peripheral nerve pain. Bioness will enroll 126 patients in up to 10 sites in [...]

Caffeine Gives a Boost to Painkillers

A cup of coffee in the morning will not only help wake you up – it also improves the effectiveness of pain relieving drugs, according to a new British study. Caffeine has long been added to [...]

Race and Poverty Play Key Roles in Chronic Pain

Living in a poor neighborhood worsens the symptoms of chronic pain, according to a study at the University of Michigan Health System, but young black patients face problems with pain management no matter where they live. [...]

Promising Drug to Treat Fibromyalgia May Never Be Approved by FDA

Over 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes chronic pain, muscle soreness, moodiness and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat and there is no known cure. Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine [...]

Report Claims Drug Testing for Painkillers Motivated by Profit

Profits, not patient care, may be a driving force behind the soaring number of drug tests given to people with chronic pain, according to a pain sufferer and patient advocate. In an article published in the [...]