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How Pharmacogentic Testing Could Improve the Treatment of Chronic Pain

How Pharmacogentic Testing Could Improve the Treatment of Chronic Pain

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In addition to genetic variability, several other internal and external factors play a role in medication metabolism.

Better Understanding of Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Pain Management Needed

Better Understanding of Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Pain Management Needed

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Understanding social mechanisms that underlie these differences can help practitioners create tailored interventions for pain in these populations.

A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Pain With Exercise Science

A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Pain With Exercise Science

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In terms of sustainability, medicine must address the foundational elements of a patient's symptoms to be effective and sustainable.

Hyaluronic Acid an Option for Neuropathic Pain Management?

Hyaluronic Acid an Option for Neuropathic Pain Management?

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Off-label use of commercially available cosmetic cross-linked hyaluronic acid provided relief in patients with neuropathic pain.

When to Integrate Point-of-Care Drug Screens with Definitive Lab Tests

When to Integrate Point-of-Care Drug Screens with Definitive Lab Tests

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Drug screening is increasingly becoming part of the standard of care in pain management.

Is There a Connection Between Migraine and Obesity?

Is There a Connection Between Migraine and Obesity?

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Multiple neurotransmitters and proteins that are targeted in existing migraine therapies may also play a role in modulating satiety.

Buprenorphine Buccal Film Effectively Reduces Full Opioid Agonist Dosage Without Tapering

Buprenorphine Buccal Film Effectively Reduces Full Opioid Agonist Dosage Without Tapering

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No increased risk for opioid withdrawal observed among patients on full mu-opioid agonist therapy who were switched to a buprenorphine buccal film without tapering.

Offer Informed Consent Instead of Opioid Treatment Contracts

Offer Informed Consent Instead of Opioid Treatment Contracts

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Patients with chronic pain are already stigmatized, distrustful of physicians, and vulnerable to coercion.

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: What is the Evidence?

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: What is the Evidence?

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Sometimes the prescription becomes the problem when patients become less sensitive to opioids.

Where Do Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Fit in Safe Opioid Prescribing?

Where Do Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Fit in Safe Opioid Prescribing?

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Prescription drug monitoring programs offer prescribers another tool to prevent opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion.

Department of Defense and Veterans Health Administration Initiatives Support Comprehensive Pain Management Approaches

Department of Defense and Veterans Health Administration Initiatives Support Comprehensive Pain Management Approaches

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The Joint Pain Education Program and the Acupuncture Training Across Clinical Settings are two initiatives currently underway to improve comprehensive pain management for veterans.

More Self-Care, Integrative Medicine Needed to Promote Healing in Pain Management

More Self-Care, Integrative Medicine Needed to Promote Healing in Pain Management

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Creating better patient-centered, multidisciplinary pain management approaches will require cultural transformation.

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