Reclassification of Pregabalin and Gabapentin

As mentioned in the Latest News post of 17th October 2018 – and also featured in the forthcoming issue, issue 71, of Pain Matters – as of 1st April 2019, prescription drugs Pregabalin and Gabapentin are to be reclassified as Class C controlled substances. NHS England has j
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Transcript – Airing Pain 101: Persistent Post-operative Cancer Pain

Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is funded by The Agnes Hunter Trust. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefer a PDF? Click here. An ever-increasing cancer survivor rate means c
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Airing Pain 111: Physiotherapy, Mind, Body and the Social Component

Anxiety and expectations, how “fear circuitry” affects self-management, and the importance of social prescribing. This edition is supported by friends of Pain Concern. Director of CSPC Physiotherapy in Leeds, Alison Rose, specialises in working with high-level athletes, particularly t
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Opioid Epidemic

A recent article on the academic and current affairs website, The Conversation, by Professor Blair Smith from the University of Dundee, regarding his team’s study on the global increase in opioid use, has sparked debate over the overprescription of opioids in the UK. Professor Smith h
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Transcript – Airing Pain 98: IASP Global Year of Excellence in Pain Education & 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. To listen to this programme, please click here. Prefe
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Transcript – Airing Pain 100: Airing Pain at 100 with the Glasgow Pain Education Session

In this 100th edition of Airing Pain, Paul Evans speaks to Heather Wallace, creator and driving force behind the Airing Pain radio programmes, who discusses the inspiration that led to the programme and its continued importance for Pain Concern and the chronic pain community. To liste
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Airing Pain 110: Living with Cancer Pain

Living with a diagnosis, what palliative care entails, and non-pharmacological treatments. This edition is funded by the Agnes Hunter Trust. According to Cancer Research UK, 50% of all people in England and Wales diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for ten years or more. This
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Airing Pain 109: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s journey with living with FM This edition has been supported by the Women’s Fund of Scotland. Fibromyalgia management’s revised recommendations, walking as self-management, and one person’s
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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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