‘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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Airing Pain programme 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education & North Bristol Pain Management Programme

What is the IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education, and how does pain management research benefit the patient? This edition is funded by Pain Concern’s donors and friends, assisted by an educational grant from Grünenthal. The International Association for the Study of Pain (
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Sex and Chronic Pain Leaflet

Sex and Chronic Pain Persistent pain can affect lots of areas of life such as work, exercise, socialising, and mood. This leaflet is for people who find sexual activity difficult or have given up because of pain. People with chronic pain are likely to have difficulties with sex, and t
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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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UK Government to reclassify pregabalin and gabapentin after rise in deaths

We at Pain Concern wish to address the recent articles published in Pulse Today titled ‘Pregabalin and gabapentine set to become controlled drugs’ on the 21st September, and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the 25th September 2017 titled ‘UK government to reclassify pregabalin and
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The British Pain Society needs your support!

            The British Pain Society has launched a new campaign; PAIN:LESS. Its goal is to raise awareness of how pain affects people in the UK, to raise visibility and to facilitate dialogues for those people who are suffering in silence, and they need
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Powerful painkiller use ‘doubled in 15 years’ – BBC Article

The BBC has published an article concerning the rising use of ‘potentially addictive painkillers’ in England. You can read it here.
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Transcript – Programme 90: Back Pain

David Rogers, physiotherapist and co-author of ‘Back to Life’, explains the biopsychosocial model and simple, effective ways to manage persistent back pain. To listen to the programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Please click here. This programme was funded by a grant
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Pain Concern’s response to NHS England’s proposal to restrict prescribing of certain pain medicines by general practitioners

Pain Concern is a national charity that supports those who live with long term pain, and those who care for them, by providing information on pain and its management through a variety of media platforms. We also raise awareness about pain and the need to improve the provision of pain
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Response to news reports regarding fentanyl

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Pain Concern supports the following press release from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine  “Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl “The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinfor
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