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Airing Pain 114: You, Your Drugs, and the Law: Gabapentinoids and medicinal cannabis

June 11 , 2019
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How does the law affect people who use drugs to manage their pain? This edition is funded by Foundation Scotland On 1 April 2019 Pregabalin and Gabapentin, drugs recommended for the management of neuropathic pain, were re-classified as class C controlled substances. Medicinal Cannabis: Is it safe? Does it work ...

Breaking Barriers #5: Medical investigations

September 05 , 2015
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Doctors and patients can both get caught up in an almost endless search for a cure or a clear diagnosis of what’s causing the pain. Searching for a medical solution is understandable, but it can delay people in starting to learn to manage their pain. With the right ...

‘Don’t lose nerve on pain drugs’, Pain Concern urges

January 15 , 2015
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As a survey of UK drug use reveals a ‘significant increase in misuse’ of two of the most important drugs for chronic pain, pregabalin and gabapentin, Pain Concern is urging prescribers to ensure that these often life-changing treatments remain available to people living with pain. The charity behind ...

Airing Pain 30: SUCCESSful Research into Chronic Conditions

April 05 , 2012
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How a patient group is getting involved in setting health policy for chronic conditions This programme was funded by Pain Concern’s supporters and friends. How can patients with chronic pain get involved with research into managing their condition? Producer Paul Evans talks to SUCCESS (Service Users with Chronic Conditions ...
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