Latest Opioid Stories

2013-08-06 23:26:56

PAINWeek designates September 6 as “Opioid Safety Day,” and will present a 90-minute session, “The Great Divide: the Debate on Long-Term Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Noncancer Pain” at the national conference. The expert panel will offer an expansive discussion that addresses numerous perspectives in this ongoing controversy. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, has designated Friday, September 6, as...

2013-08-01 23:24:45

PAINWeek and the American Pain Society will offer REMS-compliant prescriber education for extended-release and long-acting opioids to all interested participants at no cost. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 As an element of its focus on prescription analgesic safety, PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that the 2013 program agenda will include a 3-hour educational activity that complies with the FDA’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation...

2013-07-24 23:28:58

The American Pain Society (APS) will present a 3-hour REMS CME activity, along with a full-day track on chronic pain assessment and treatment at the PAINWeek 2013 National Conference. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that the American Pain Society (APS) will again contribute its expertise to the 2013 conference agenda, with the presentation of two all-new educational programs. On Thursday, September...

2013-07-12 23:36:10

In view of recent CDC statistics on the rising death toll among U.S. women from opioid prescription pain killers, the International Adhesions Society last week renewed its call for a coordinated national pain strategy to reduce opioid abuse and increase availability and reimbursement of safe alternatives for pain relief. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 According to recent statistics published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 18 women die daily from prescription painkiller...

2013-07-09 23:03:31

In response to the growing epidemic of pain pill overdoses throughout the United States, David G. Greenberg, M.D., MPH, and his team at http://www.painpillod.com are creating an Online National Pain Pill Overdose Memorial. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 This Memorial, the first of its kind, is designed to honor and share the memories of unintentional overdose victims and to ensure their story is told. The Memorial will feature a graphical scrolling representation for each person who...

2013-07-09 21:26:51

Metal complex arrests elusive messenger “Pain begone!” In order to send out this signal, the human body produces tiny messenger molecules that dock to certain receptors. Using traditional biochemical methods, this interaction between the messengers, so-called enkephalins, and opioid receptors is very difficult to study. An interdisciplinary team of biochemists and inorganic chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has now succeeded in...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.