New study – Cannabinoids and chronic non-cancer pain conditions

Cannabis and Chronic Pain by John Finch The journal Pain recently published an important study on the use of cannabis, and medicines based on cannabis (cannabinoids), for chronic pain conditions (chronic pain in cancer patients was specifically excluded). Researchers were from institu
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Government announcement: Pregabalin and gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs

Full text: “Prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances from next April, the government announced today (15 October). Prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances fro
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Airing Pain 106: Pain Education for Doctors, Patients, and Parents

What can be done to implement better pain education for doctors, patients and parents, and trusting your pharmacist when in doubt. This edition has been funded by Pain Concern supporter and cyclist Ade and The Sackler Trust According to the British Pain Society, doctors and other heal
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Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post Operative Pain in Cancer Survivors

How cancer survivors can experience post-operative pain, and confronting the national issue of post-cancer treatment. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means chronic pain associated with the condition and its treatment is growing
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Treatment with opioids not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications – Study

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that treatment with opioids was not superior to treatment with non-opioid medications in patients with chronic back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis pain. You can find the full study here: http://ow.ly/veOf30iO
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‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

Public Health England is launching a review into “growing problem” of prescription drug addiction. The review, which will take a year, will cover: sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (zolpidem and zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pre
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Medicines for long-term pain

Pain Concern has produced three expert information leaflets focusing on current, commonly prescribed pain medications: antidepressants for pain (amitriptyline); gabapentin & pregabalin; opioids. The purpose of the leaflets is to equip people with authoritative information about th
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Airing Pain Programme 89: Dementia

The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit               Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey. This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and t
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Airing Pain Programme 88: What to EXPPECT When You’re in Pelvic Pain

We visit the EXPPECT pelvic pain clinic, where women share their experiences and advice for living with persistent bladder and pelvic pain        Please tell us what you think of Airing Pain by filling in a short survey.   For a full transcript of this programme please click here
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Transcript – Programme 83: Arthritis: from self-help to cutting edge research

Getting moving with tai chi, staying in work and why arthritis pain is not all about the joints.
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