Oxycodone prescriptions after delivery not linked to longer-term opioid use compared to codeine prescriptions

Written by | 2 Aug 2023

Over the last 10 years, there has been a shift to fewer codeine prescriptions and an increase in prescriptions for stronger opioids, such as hydrocodone, hydromorphone and oxycodone […]

Pain management services and the British Pain Society

Written by | 19 Aug 2022

Pain affects people across a wide range of specialties and there is increasing evidence to suggest that medicines might not always be the answer. In this series of […]

Getting started in pain services

Written by | 18 Aug 2022

Effective management of chronic pain calls for an holistic approach and could draw on skills developed in the management of other chronic conditions, says Professor Roger Knaggs (Specialist […]

Working with the British Pain Society

Written by | 17 Aug 2022

As incoming President of the British Pain Society Professor Roger Knaggs (Specialist Pharmacist in pain management, Nottingham) is keen to find ways to help and support healthcare professionals […]

Pain management and opioid use in the community

Written by | 16 Aug 2022

Better education about opioids and careful patient monitoring could be the keys to reducing opioid-dependence and effective pain management, according to Professor Roger Knaggs (Specialist Pharmacist in pain […]

Why pain matters

Written by | 15 Aug 2022

Pain affects people with a wide range of conditions and, with increasing evidence to suggest that medicines might not always be the answer, there is more need than […]

New guidance for cancer pain and opioid use disorder or opioid misuse

Written by | 6 Jul 2022

Opioids are a cornerstone of cancer pain management, but there is a lack of consensus on how to treat pain in cancer patients who also have struggled with […]

New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers

Written by | 25 May 2022

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and […]

Parent attitudes about using CBD in children

Written by | 22 Feb 2022

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound naturally found in marijuana and hemp, have been used in recent years to help adults manage medical issues like chronic pain […]

Fat injection appears to reduce pain in plantar fascitis

Written by | 27 Jan 2022

Injection of a patient’s fat into the sole of the foot appears to offer relief from the pain of plantar fasciitis, researchers from a pilot study reported on […]

Long-term pain after knee surgery reduced

Written by | 26 Jan 2022

One hundred thousand knee replacement surgeries are carried out in the UK every year. Most of these operations take place to treat pain related to osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, each […]

Cannabidiol and why we need to take it seriously

Written by | 6 Jan 2022

There is a growing body of evidence for the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) in a number of health conditions. To find out more, IMI spoke to Moyra Cosgrove, […]

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