Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications

Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications

In 2001, Deborah Simpson was in a car accident that left her in debilitating pain. In the years since she’s had more than 40 surgeries and experienced many complications along the way. After exploring many treatment options, her doctors prescribed opioids to help manage the pain. The opioids didn’t help, and Simpson didn’t like the … Read more

Opioids for Chronic Pain: Gain Insider Advice

Do you worry about treating your chronic pain condition with prescription opioids? Do you want to learn how to reduce pain without medication and gain control of your pain care … and your life? Dr. Beth Darnall, addresses these concerns and more in her book Less Pain Fewer Pills; Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and … Read more

PR: Sex & Diet–OIC Survey

Sex, Diet & Other New Findings from OIC Patient Survey The World Institute of Pain’s PainPathways Magazine, in partnership with AstraZeneca, has released the findings of a six-month survey of their readers to better understand the experience of patients with opioid-induced constipation (OIC), the most common and challenging side effect of opioid therapy. The survey findings were … Read more

PR: Opioids Facebook Chat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Readers Have Access to Leading Pain Management Expert through LIVE Online Discussion Hosted by PainPathways Magazine, Thursday, September 24th Did you know that September is National Pain Awareness Month? To raise awareness, PainPathways Magazine will team up with leading pain management expert, Lynn Webster, MD, to host a discussion on opioid therapy for the … Read more

Opioid Overview

Opioid Overview

The number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain is staggering. It’s around 50-100 million, says Jeff Gudin, MD, the director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. That’s the equivalent of all the people in California and Texas—and a few other states thrown in—who live with … Read more

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) Survey

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) Survey

To better understand the most common and challenging side effect of opioid therapy, opioid-induced constipation (OIC), PainPathways asked readers to share their experiences. Overall, responses were consistent with previous findings on OIC in chronic non-cancer pain patients, with more women than men responding. Work is underway by Editor-in-Chief and World Institute of Pain President Richard Rauck, MD, … Read more

3 Super-Easy Hacks for Natural Pain Relief

Before modern medicine, there was natural pain relief. Teas, salves and tinctures were what the doctor ordered for everything from menstrual cramps to headaches. Now, when we hurt, we typically turn to over-the-counter pain remedies. NSAIDs, aspirin, heat patches and pain creams – could we live without them? Well, yes. To some extent, anyway. And … Read more

Compounding Pharmacies

Compounding Pharmacies

A century ago, well before there were chain drugstores on every corner and shelves stocked with manufactured pharmaceuticals, town druggists would create prescriptions based on a list of ingredients provided by a doctor. Today, things may be a lot different, but there are still pharmacists who create custom prescriptions—although now they do so with 21st-century … Read more