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There are no perfect medications. This applies to both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids. A high level of mortality is associated with both NSAIDs and opioids.
We wish to address 3 underappreciated, but salient points regarding tapentadol therapy using a case-based approach: First, the rarity of a true opioid allergy; second, the chemical similarity of phenylpropylamine opioids (tramadol, tapentadol); and, third, the unique pharmacodynamic attributes of tapentadol in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrom
Genetic testing for metabolic abnormalities are critical tools for identifying patients who may require high-dose opioids.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider describes her experience with prescribing extended-release OxyContin to chronic pain patients.
A closer look at the debate between the Los Angeles Time reporters and Purdue Pharma regarding OxyContin's 12-hour dosing schedule.
Dr. Forest Tennant shares his views on the new CDC Guidlines on Opioid Prescribing, as well as introduces Don L. Goldenberg, MD, the newest member of the PPM Editorial Board.
Learn more about how the new APS guidelines on postoperative pain management effects chronic pain patients already on opioids.
Doctors are increasingly being charged assessing patients for pain management, including their risk of opioid addiction. Learn more about the signs and treatment for substance use disorders.
Practical Pain Managements experts answer the question: Is tapentadol a glorified tramadol?
Opioid-induced constipation affects many patients. But instead of suffering in silence, patients may benefit from new and emerging therapies directed at the root cause of the constipation.
Question: Should I discharge a patient on Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) for chronic back pain with unexpected oxymorphone detected in her urine drug screen?
What do you do when a patient can not absorb oral pain medications? Read Dr. Forest Tennant's Editor's Memo to find out.