Dependence

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Requests Marijuana Rescheduling

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Requests Marijuana Rescheduling

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ASRA released a formal position statement requesting that the DEA reschedule marijuana.

Cannabis Dependence: Genetic Factors Identified

Cannabis Dependence: Genetic Factors Identified

Genome-wide association ID'd three independent regions with single nucleotide polymorphisms.

Legalized Marijuana: Are We Ready for the Consequences?

Legalized Marijuana: Are We Ready for the Consequences?

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Pot-related poison control calls and hospital discharges spike with wider availability.

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

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New research reviews nationwide patterns of painkiller prescribing following surgical tooth extraction.

Abuse of Prescription Drugs Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Abuse of Prescription Drugs Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use.

Suicide Risk Rises for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Suicide Risk Rises for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Dependence on breathing tubes, feeding tubes might play a part in despair.

Several Considerations When Prescribing Opioids  For Patients With Cancer

Several Considerations When Prescribing Opioids For Patients With Cancer

There are key factors to consider when determining the best treatment strategy for pain in patients with cancer.

Collaborative Approach Encouraged for Patients with Pain

Collaborative Approach Encouraged for Patients with Pain

The treatment goal should not be to "cure" pain but rather to restore function.

Collaboration Between Clinicians, Law Enforcement Key to Deterring Drug Diversion

Collaboration Between Clinicians, Law Enforcement Key to Deterring Drug Diversion

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Fewer than 2% of prescribers behave criminally. But those 2% are responsible for more than 90% of law enforcement activity on prescription drug diversion.

Thought Leaders Discuss Resurgence of Heroin

In this feature, Clinical Pain Advisor explores the the roots of the current heroin epidemic facing the United States, and how chronic pain patients prescribed opioids are affected by it.

Patient-Centered Opioid Agreements Key

Patient-Centered Opioid Agreements Key

Informed consent is critical to decision making, and clear goals permit assessment of treatment.

Patients in Pain Need Compassion, Not Regulations

Patients in Pain Need Compassion, Not Regulations

It is imperative that the United States finds more effective ways to deal with the growing availability and utilization of opiates and other drugs for pain that is compassionate and grounded in medicine.

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