NKTR-181 was found to be a safe, effective, and well tolerated treatment over the long term in patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain.
The use of the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine is much higher in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than in those that did not expand the program.
Investigators examined whether opioid overdose is more likely if a family member has a prescription. We review their findings.
This is the first study to describe persistent joint pain and stiffness many months after infection with the chikungunya virus.
Higher pain intensity may be associated with more condition-specific healthcare utilization and the use of opioids in patients with musculoskeletal pain.
The vast majority of orthopedic surgeons recommend prescribing a nine-day supply of around-the-clock oxycodone doses following commonly performed orthopedic surgeries.
A temporary order classifying fentanyl-like drugs as controlled substances should be enacted into law, the US Department of Justice is telling Congress.
For the first time in the United States, titanium bone-anchored implants were used to repair large annular defects during diskectomies.
An iPad application developed to screen for conditions that may contribute to low back pain and pain interference and deliver adapted educational materials to older adults with chronic low back pain during a clinical visit has received high utility and usability ratings.
Diagnosing an occupational cause of low back pain may improve the chances of recovery.