Funding Announcement: PCORI--Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain.
The two priority research questions of this funding announcement are:
- Among patients with chronic noncancer pain on moderate/high-dose long-term opioid therapy, what is the comparative effectiveness of strategies for reducing/eliminating opioid use while managing pain?
- Among patients with chronic noncancer pain on moderate/low-dose long-term opioid therapy, what are the comparative effectiveness and harms of strategies used to limit dose escalation?
US Department of Health and Human Services awards $53 million towards the opioid epidemic
HHS has funded 44 states, four tribes and the District of Columbia in an effort to improve access to treatment, reduce opioid related deaths, improve drug misuse preventios efforts, and support data and analysis of overdoses.Read More »
PCORI Funding Announcement
Strategies to Prevent Unsafe Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care among Patients with Acute or Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, has been released. Submit letters of intent by September 14, 2016, 5 pm EST.Read More »
Visit the new Turn The Tide Rx website!
The site features resources for clinician and patients, and treatment guides. Visit the site and take the Pledge to end the opioid crisis!Read More »
Inaugural North American Pain School (NAPS)
The first-ever North American Pain School (NAPS) took place June 26-30, 2016, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. An educational initiative of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP); Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION); and the Quebec Pain Research Network (QPRN), NAPS brought together leading experts in pain research and management to provide 30 trainees with scientific education, professional development, and networking experiences.Read More »
Racial bias may affect pain treatment
Research indicates racial bias may affect diagnosis and pain treatment in minority patients.Read More »