Pain

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A Campaign to teach individuals and doctors about the risk of death by overdose common in chronic pain patients. Sponsored by Life Source.
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Zero Unintentional Deaths
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The guideline provides recommendations for practice interventions and evaluations when using opioid therapy to treat chronic non-cancer pain. It is entirely evidence-based and uses clinical algorithms to optimize the use of opioid therapy.
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Department of Veterans Affairs; Department of Defense
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Guidelines from Boston Medical Center designed for patient maintained on buprenorphine underdoing invasive procedures.
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Colleen LaBelle, Boston Medical Center
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This medical news article talks about the FDA approval of Butrans and provides a summary of clinical study findings, drug administration, and warnings and adverse events.
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MedScape
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This Medication Guide provides basic information about Butrans, the prescription medicine used for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in patients requiring an around-the-clock opioid analgesic for a long period of time.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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This article reviews the role of buprenorphine in treating patients with pain.
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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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This study examined the efficacy of methadone in relieving cancer pain and also discusses side effects.
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Cochrane Reviews
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PDF that explores the undertreatment of opioid addicts for pain and gives guidelines for how to maintain addiction treatment while also relieving pain.
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Drug Policy Alliance Network
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