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Experts make weak recommendation for medical cannabis for chronic pain

New guidance aims to address confusion around the role of medical cannabis in the management of chronic pain. In The BMJ recently, a panel of international experts make a weak recommendation


Modified pain management strategy reduces opioid exposure to trauma patients

A pain management regimen comprised mostly of over-the-counter medication reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients while achieving equal levels of pain control, according to a new study by physician-researchers at


Controlling pain after surgery doesn’t have to mean opioids, study shows

As surgeons balance the need to control their patients’ post-surgery pain with the risk that a routine operation could become the gateway to long-term opioid use or addiction, a new


Soothing words and music during surgery might reduce postoperative pain

Results could provide a safe, feasible and inexpensive way to reduce postoperative pain and opioid use Listening to soothing words and music during surgery appears to reduce pain levels and


Spider venom key to pain relief without side-effects

Molecules in tarantula venom could be used as an alternative to opioid pain killers for people seeking chronic pain relief. University of Queensland researchers have designed a novel tarantula venom


Two new studies examine opioid use in US

The American Urology Association has highlighted two new abstracts that demonstrate how the use of opioids continues to be a major issue facing patients in the US. Patient-Reported Pain Outcomes