A federal guideline on removing patients from their opioid prescriptions was recently tempered, but not before physicians and hospital networks began aggressively removing people from their medication or sending them away entirely.
The DEA proposed reducing the manufacturing of prescription opioids for the fourth year in a row, but chronic pain patients are begging the agency to reconsider.
Scientists find fruit flies develop "hypersensitivity" after injury in a similar way to humans.
Alexa Juckiewicz-Caspell had to learn how to speak and breathe again after she developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Cannabis might reduce pain but not by a lot, and not by much more than a placebo.
It would be one thing if opioid-based pain pills simply did nothing for people with chronic pain—but they can be addictive.
A research overlap with physics suggests that chronic pain may be a consciousness disorder, rather than a physical one.
Quell tricks the central nervous system to produce natural opioids to relieve pain.