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Pain management services and the British Pain Society

Written by | 19 Aug 2022

Pain affects people across a wide range of specialties and there is increasing evidence to suggest that medicines might not always be the answer. In this series of… read more.

Survey finds uneven training in cannabis therapy among cannabis dispensary staff

Written by | 18 Aug 2022

With research suggesting that many patients with cancer are using cannabis for medical purposes – and oncology teams tending to offer little guidance about its use – patients… read more.

Getting started in pain services

Written by | 18 Aug 2022

Effective management of chronic pain calls for an holistic approach and could draw on skills developed in the management of other chronic conditions, says Professor Roger Knaggs (Specialist… read more.

Working with the British Pain Society

Written by | 17 Aug 2022

As incoming President of the British Pain Society Professor Roger Knaggs (Specialist Pharmacist in pain management, Nottingham) is keen to find ways to help and support healthcare professionals… read more.

Pain management and opioid use in the community

Written by | 16 Aug 2022

Better education about opioids and careful patient monitoring could be the keys to reducing opioid-dependence and effective pain management, according to Professor Roger Knaggs (Specialist Pharmacist in pain… read more.

Why pain matters

Written by | 15 Aug 2022

Pain affects people with a wide range of conditions and, with increasing evidence to suggest that medicines might not always be the answer, there is more need than… read more.

Pressures within supply chains paved the way to an oversupply of prescription opioids, experts say

Written by | 9 Jul 2022

In today’s post-pandemic world, strained global supply chains have emerged as a new norm. But in the case of prescription opioids, namely oxycodone and hydrocodone in the early… read more.

New study finds doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during nightshifts than during the day

Written by | 5 Jul 2022

Pain management is one of the biggest challenges of the modern healthcare system.  Almost 60% of US adults report having experienced pain in the past three months and… read more.

Increased overdose and mental health risks persist two years after opioid dose reduction

Written by | 25 Jun 2022

Does dose reduction for patients on stable opioid therapy have long-term overdose and mental health risks? Researchers from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research examined… read more.

Spinal anesthesia linked to higher painkiller use in hip fracture patients

Written by | 16 Jun 2022

For some surgeries, spinal anesthesia has been increasingly used instead of general anesthesia as a method to provide more comfort to patients and cut down on painkiller use…. read more.

Could time limits on opioid prescriptions reduce misuse?

Written by | 3 Jun 2022

Most people who get a prescription for opioid painkillers to ease the pain of an operation or dental procedure fill it right away. But a new study shows… read more.

Very high doses of CBD, a cannabis component, don’t affect driving

Written by | 2 Jun 2022

Millions of consumers and patients around the world will be heartened by the results of the latest study on cannabis and driving. The University of Sydney-led research finds… read more.

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