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chronic pain


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 …

Constipation is a common presentation in pharmacy, with many causes and different treatment and management options available, including diet and lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapies. The presenters of this two-episode podcast …

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 …

How have changes to opioid prescribing affected some patients? Aili Langford, Carl Schneider, Christine Lin, and Danijela Gnjidic, from the University of Sydney, take a look Chronic pain affects about …

People with chronic pain have reported a significant worsening in their relationship with their pharmacist, according to the results of the National Pain Survey 2020 The results of the annual …

New research has found that one in five Australians aged 45 and over are living with persistent, ongoing pain – and this group is more likely to have been dispensed …