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Readers are better informed about use of the PPM Opioid Calculator and the benefits of metformin.
Given the recent focus on the opioid abuse epidemic, Practical Pain Management asked the authors to review what efforts the FDA has taken to help combat abuse of these medications.
Dr. Forest Tennant, MD, explores the impact that the CDC opioid-prescribing guidelines have had on chronic pain patients.
Call the forgotten opioid, physicians are rediscovering levorphanol as a safe and effective pain medication.
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.
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