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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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Latest Pain News

National Take-Back Initiative
April 30, 2016 [Source: DEA]

Brighter Prospects for Chronic Pain
April 20, 2016 [Source: McGill University]

Researchers Identify Root of Chronic Pain as Potential New Drug Target
April 11, 2016 [Source: National Institutes of Natural Sciences]

Is a Popular Painkiller Hampering Our Ability to Notice Errors?
April 8, 2016 [Source: University of Toronto]

New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicines
April 4, 2016 [Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)]

AAPM Participates Washington State Hearings on Coverage for Injections
March 31, 2016 [Source: AAPMedicine]

American Academy of Pain Medicine Endorses First Comprehensive National Pain Strategy
March 28, 2016 [Source: AAPMedicine]

AAPM Statement on the Release of the National Pain Strategy
March 18, 2016 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Final National Pain Strategy Released Today
March 18, 2016 [Source: HHS]

FDA Takes Important Step to Increase the Development of, and Access to, Abuse-Deterrent Opioids
March 24, 2015 [Source: FDA]

AAPM Statement on the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
March 16, 2016 [Source: AAPMedicine]

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016
March 15, 2016 [Source: CDC]

The Anatomy of Pain
March 21, 2016 [Source: Max Planck Society (MPG)]

Scientists Discover Non-Opioid Pain Pathway in the Brain
March 17, 2016 [Source: NIH]

Study Shows Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Emotional Aspect Of Chronic Pain
March 16, 2016 [Source: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center]

Mindfulness Meditation Provides Opioid-Free Pain Relief, Study Finds
March 16, 2016 [Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center]

NIH Releases Summary of Research on Early Childhood Risk and Protective Factors
March 9, 2016 [Source: NIH]

AAPM Comments to the CDC on the Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
January 12, 2016 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain — Achieving the Right Balance through Education
February 3, 2016 [Source: Journal of New England Medicine, Perspective]

AAPM Publishes Acute Pain Paper

Best Practices for Addressing Prescription Opioid Overdoses, Misuse and Addiction: CMS Urges States to Remove Methadone for Pain from Preferred Drug Lists
January 28, 2016 [Source CMS]

Ending Chronic Pain with New Drug Therapy
December 19, 2015 [Source: Northwestern University]

Platelet-Inhibiting Drug does Not Significantly Reduce Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease
December 8, 2015 [Source: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute]

Researchers Create World’s First Ibuprofen Patch – Delivering Pain Relief Directly through Skin
December 8, 2015 [Source: University of Warwick, UK]

GM Mice Reveal the Secret to a Painless Life
December 4, 2015 [Source: University of London, UK]

NYU Study Finds Three-Quarters of High School Heroin Users Start with Prescription Opioids
December 1, 2015 [Source: New York University]

 

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