In the Journals

Naloxone coprescription laws may lead to more than 7-fold increase in dispensing

June 21, 2019
Legally mandating naloxone coprescriptions for patients at high risk for opioid overdose was tied to a 7.75-fold increase in dispensed naloxone…

Meeting News

Napping to cope with migraine negatively impacts other sleep habits

June 20, 2019
Women who took naps or went to bed earlier to mitigate their migraine pain negatively influenced other sleeping behaviors, according to study data…

Meeting News

More than 1 in 10 patients with rheumatic diseases report suicidal thoughts linked to pain

June 19, 2019
More than 10% of Danish patients with rheumatic diseases reported recently having suicidal thoughts due to pain and poor sleep associated with their…

In the Journals

Risk for continued opioid use doubles when first administered during hospital stay

June 17, 2019
Patients who were administered opioids for the first time during a hospital stay had nearly double the risk for continued use after discharge…

Meeting News

AMA passes policies to end non-opioid treatment barriers

June 13, 2019
The AMA approved multiple opioid-related policies at their annual meeting that aim to make patients the focus of pain treatment rather than third…

Meeting News

More than half of patients with arthritis report CBD use

June 12, 2019
Nearly 60% of patients with arthritis reported using cannabidiol products to relieve pain and other symptoms despite limited evidence showing…

In the Journals

Researchers debunk claim that medical marijuana is solution to opioid crisis

June 10, 2019
Legalization of medical cannabis did not reduce the rate of opioid overdose deaths, according to a report recently published in the Proceedings of

In the Journals

Bullied students more likely to use analgesics

June 6, 2019
Students who were bullied used analgesics more than their non-bullied peers, according to findings from an Icelandic cohort that were recently…

Feature

Imagine Dragons frontman raises awareness for ankylosing spondylitis with 'Monster Pain in the AS'

June 6, 2019
Dan Reynolds, lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, never wanted to talk about his diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. He…

FDA News

FDA approves first drug for episodic cluster headache

June 5, 2019
The FDA approved Emgality for treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm, Eli Lilly) is the first drug approved…

In the Journals

Alzheimer’s drug may help treat opioid addiction

June 5, 2019
Galantamine may also someday help treat opioid addiction, according to results published in The American Journal on Addictions. “Galantamine…

FDA News

FDA receives ‘substantial’ response to information request on CBD

June 3, 2019
About 100 people provided an FDA panel with study data, real-life anecdotes or proposed ideas, as it establishes regulatory framework for…

FDA News

FDA seeks public input on cannabidiol

May 29, 2019
The FDA is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday, May 31, that seeks to help broaden the agency’s knowledge and help clear up the public’s…

FDA News

FDA clears novel smartphone-controlled migraine treatment device

May 28, 2019
Theranica announced that the FDA has granted clearance to its novel smartphone-controlled migraine device to be worn on the upper arm that is…

Feature

Billions of dollars potentially at stake as Johnson & Johnson stands trial for alleged role in opioid epidemic

May 28, 2019
Opening arguments were slated to start Tuesday, May 28, in the second opioid lawsuit that the state of Oklahoma has brought against an opioid…

Feature

FDA encourages physicians to educate patients on acetaminophen formulations to reduce risk of overdose

May 23, 2019
Acetaminophen-related overdose continues to be a leading cause of ED visits and hospitalizations and remains the leading cause of drug-induced acute…

Meeting NewsVideo

More research needed to understand benefits, harms of cannabis for pain

May 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — More research is needed to understand the harms and potential benefits of cannabis use among patients with chronic pain, Mark

In the Journals

26.4% of US workers report lower back pain

May 16, 2019
More than one-quarter of U.S. workers are likely to report having had lower back pain over the previous 3 months, according to a research report…

In the Journals

Tramadol after surgery may result in prolonged opioid use

May 16, 2019
People receiving only tramadol after surgery were at slightly higher risk for prolonged opioid use than those receiving other short-acting opioids…

Meeting News

How to determine which foods trigger migraine

May 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The relationship between food and migraine exists, but the reasons for it are uncertain, a presenter at the American Academy of…