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  • Case Study – Managing Pain, A Family Affair

    Mrs. W is a sixty-year-old African American woman with a recent diagnosis of breast cancer with metastases to the bone and lung. Will she become addicted to the prescribed pain medication?

  • Case Study – I Know What You’re Thinking

    An African American male patient, age forty-two, was admitted to a skilled nursing unit after surgery for head and neck cancer with lymph involvement, newly diagnosed.  What is presupposed by his “life on the streets”? by his active drug use in the past?

  • Case Study – Walking The Tightrope

    Is this 85-year-old patient “a complainer” or is she in pain?

  • The IOM Report on Pain

    At least 116 million US adults suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer – combined.

  • Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) – Impact on Pain Treatment

    In July 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration released a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for extended release pain medications.

  • Pain is Hard: The Complexity of Pain Treatment

    Rollin “Mac” Gallagher, MD, provides an overview of his presentation, “Pain is Hard: The Complexity of Pain Treatment,” presented at a pain symposium in Kansas City on April 26, 2011. (April 8, 2011)

  • Integrative Pain Treatment

    Heather Tick, MD, holder of the Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, explains why more and more people in pain and the medical professionals who treat them are turning to integrative medicine to treat pain.

  • From a Neuroscience of Pain to a Neuroethics of Care

    Professor James Giordano of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies discusses moving from a neuroscience of pain to a neuroethics of care.

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