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Airing Pain 127: Taking the Sting out the Tail of Neuropathic & Parkinson’s Pain

April 06 , 2021
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Examining misconceptions about Parkinson's Disease and neuropathic pain, and discussing how best to manage persistent pain. This edition of Airing Pain has been funded by a grant from The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust and The Stafford Trust Do you, someone you care for or perhaps your patients, suffer from persistent ...

Pain Concern’s leaflet library has moved

April 06 , 2021
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We now have an online shop, where you can order our printed leaflets, at no charge, directly from us. The current selection is shown below. ...

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

June 11 , 2019
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 ...

Reclassification of Pregabalin and Gabapentin

March 18 , 2019
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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 just published updated ...

Government announcement: Pregabalin and gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs

October 17 , 2018
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). Today’s move comes after experts highlighted rising numbers of fatalities linked to the drugs. The change means it will be illegal to possess pregabalin ...

‘Growing problem’ of addiction to prescription drugs probed – BBC article

January 24 , 2018
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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, pregabalin and gabapentin (the latter two are also used to treat epilepsy)antidepressants Article ...

Press release on HM Government Plans to Restrict Pain Medicines 23/10/2017

October 26 , 2017
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Monday 23rd  October 2017 Government moves to reclassify pain medications pregabalin and gabapentin create  fear and anxiety for people living with long-term pain Health charity Pain Concern is warning that moves to restrict prescribed painkillers pregabalin and gabapentin over their association with rising death rates and mis-use would have ...

UK Government to reclassify pregabalin and gabapentin after rise in deaths

October 03 , 2017
We at Pain Concern wish to address the recent articles published in Pulse Today titled ‘Pregabalin and gabapentin 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 gabapentin after ...

Airing Pain 89: Dementia

April 12 , 2017
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The challenges of pain management in people with dementia, different medications and why an iPod could be latest tool in our first aid kit This programme was funded by grant from W G Edwards and the Cruden Charitable Foundation. According to a survey carried out by the Alzheimers Society, ...

‘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 ...