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The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine. As a medical specialty society, the Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of pain medicine.

The practice of pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. AAPM represents the diverse scope of the field through membership from a variety of origins, including such specialties as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, and psychiatry.

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AAPM President Announces New Mission Statement
April 11, 2018 [Source: AAPM]

AAPM Statement on FDA Development of Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
April 9, 2018 [Source: AAPM]

AAPM Statement on Surgeon General Naloxone Public Health Advisory
April 9, 2018 [Source: AAPM]

AAPM Collaborates on Updated Pain Anticoagulation Guidelines
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NIH Launches HEAL Initiative, Doubles Funding to Accelerate Scientific Solutions to Stem National Opioid Epidemic
April 4, 2018 [Source: NIH]

Study Finds the Frequency of Alpha Brain Waves Could be Used to Assess a Person's Predisposition to Pain
March 29, 2018 [Source: University of Birmingham, U.K.]

Mayo Study Shows Easy-to-Use, Noninvasive Stimulation Device can Help Prevent Migraine Attacks
March 28, 2018 [Source: Mayo Clinic]

Cancer Patients’ Pain Eased by Simple Bedside Chart
March 28, 2018 [Source: University of Edinburgh, U.K.]

In Laboratory, SLU Scientist Turns Off Chemo Pain
March 26, 2018 [Source: St. Louis University]

AAPM Advocacy Effort in Washington, DC
March 12, 2018 [Source: AAPM]

Study: Pain's Origins May Be Significantly Different in Males and Females
March 5, 2018 [Source: The University of Texas at Dallas]

UNB Researchers Test Virtual Reality to Treat Phantom Pain
March 1, 2018 [Source: University of New Brunswick, CA]

AAPM Meets with Walmart PBMs to Talk Pain Medicine and Opioids
March 1, 2018 [Source: AAPM]

IU Research Suggests Failed Osteoarthritis Drug Could Get New Life as Opioid-Addiction Treatment
February 27, 2018 [Source: Indiana University]

AAPM Response to Senator McCaskill Report
February 13, 2018 [Source: AAPM]

AAPM Advocating for You and the Specialty of Pain Medicine: 2017 Advocacy Year in Review
January 30, 2017 [Source: AAPM]

Pain Relief Now, More Pain Later? Early Use of Opioids Worsens Pain Down the Road for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
February 12, 2018 [Source: Association of Academic Physiatrists]

Altered Pain Processing after Opioid Discontinuation
February 12, 2018 [Source: Society for Neuroscience]

AAPM Joins AMA "Share Your Story" Campaign
February 6, 2018 [Source: AMA]

SLU Research: Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated
February 5, 2018 [Source: Saint Louis University]

Final Order: Neurological Devices; Classification of the Percutaneous Nerve Stimulator for Substance Use Disorders
February 5, 2018 [Source: Federal Register/ Vol. 83, No. 24]

Length of Opioid Prescription, Number of Refills Spell Highest Risk for Misuse after Surgery
January 18, 2018 [Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center]

Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records 'Nudged' Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets
January 18, 2018 [Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine]

Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts
January 16, 2018 [Source: University of Texas Dallas]

CDC Guideline Not Meant to Apply to Dosing of Opioid Agonists/Partial Agonists Used for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
January 9, 2017 [Source: AMA Opioid Task Force]

Scientists Take a Big Step toward Building a Better Opioid
January 4, 2018 [Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine]

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