Scientific Articles

Scientific Articles
Spurred by Opioid Epidemic, New Pain Drugs May Lower the Risk of Overdose and Addiction

Robert F. Service, journalist for Science Magazine, explains how scientists and pharmaceutical companies are working to develop pain medications that are safer and less addictive.

Science Magazine
NIH Comes Out Swinging on Opioid Abuse with Anticipated $40.4 Million To Research Chronic Pain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are studying the transition from acute to chronic pain in an effort to develop effective preventative treatment strategies and reduce a patient’s reliance on opioids.

How the Opioid Crackdown is Backfiring

Results of a readers’ survey reveals that in the midst of the “opioid crisis”, chronic pain suffers feel pushed aside and forgotten as doctors fear possible consequences for prescribing narcotics.

Can Marijuana Really Replace Prescription Opioids for Pain?

Studies have shown that medical marijuana is effective in relieving pain for some conditions and patients, but not all.

Chicago Tribune
Scientists Take Big Step Toward Finding Non-Addictive Pain Killer?

A new non-addictive chemical compound, AT-121, has been shown to be as effective in relieving pain as opioids in non-human primates.

News Wise
Ketamine’s Antidepressive Effects Tied to Opioid System in Brain

Intravenous infusions of ketamine have been used by some doctors as a rapid, but short lived, antidepressant. The infusion is also being utilized in the treatment of chronic pain.

Stanford Medicine
Failure of the Criminal Justice System to Accommodate Methadone Limits Addiction Recovery Among Incarcerated Individuals

Outlined in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, are the consequences for someone with an opioid use disorder and their community while incarcerated without treatment options.

Medical Bag
How Much Alcohol Is Safe to Drink? None, Say These Researchers

According to a new study, even one alcoholic beverage a day can have negative effects on your health. The study also concluded that abstaining completely from alcohol does not present any health benefits.

The New York Times
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Innovative Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

In multiple studies, PEMF therapy has provided significant improvement to study participants with pain and functionality for various conditions including low back pain, osteoarthritis, and diabetic neuropathy.

Practical Pain Management
Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

Also known as “no mobile phone phobia”, nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone. Those with this condition can experience anxiety, stress and panic when their mobile device is not with them.

Psychiatry Advisor