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chronic pain


Janet Doyle takes an in-depth look at chronic pain, and the issues affecting people living with it “Educate GPs that I am not after medication just because I am asking …

What factors lead to opioid dependence? Researchers share findings, but warn that limits on pain medication—including paracetamol—may have a major impact on chronic pain With guidelines and restrictions brought in …

Former Health Minister points to biosimilar drugs in response to petition over PBS listing of diabetes medication Former Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt’s response to a petition …

Neuropathic pain is a common component of a wide range of chronic pain states that can have profound negatives impacts on physical, psychological and social activities. By Debbie Rigby, advanced …

Many people are experiencing pain seven days a week affecting their ability to work and function, a musculoskeletal health survey finds.1 Living with a musculoskeletal condition is negatively effecting the …

Knowing how to begin patient conversations about opioid tapering can be challenging so NPS MedicineWise offers some practice tips to get the conversation off on the right footing. Use the …

With opioid literacy an ongoing problem, Carers Australia is urging pharmacists to play a more active role in identifying carers of people relying on opioids for pain relief, and to …

Pharmacists can make a difference to the burden of headache and migraine, given research shows GPs aren’t adequately trained and 50% of patients haven’t even been properly diagnosed. The 2020-21 …

Lockdown stress has hit chronic pain patients hard but those with more resilience, flexibility and acceptance have coped better, research finds. Chronic pain patients experienced increased pain, anxiety, depression and …

Despite its prevalence, children’s pain is poorly understood, often ignored and under-treated, say pain experts in a new report. Undertreated, unrecognised or poorly managed pain in childhood leads to important …

This article will define neuropathic pain, the various types of neuropathic pain syndromes and the efficacy of gabapentinoids in their treatment. It is essential pharmacists have strong foundational knowledge of …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news The Role of the Pharmacist in the Care of Patients with Chronic Pain Pharmacists across the healthcare continuum are well positioned …