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CPD and Learning
Patients often use their pharmacy as the first point of call for advice on the management of acute pain. This article outlines how to conduct a patient-centred acute pain consultation using a shared-decision making approach.
Challenges associated with treating and managing acute and chronic pain in patients presenting with a substance use disorder.
Worsening pain in palliative careSubscription
A 78-year-old man with advanced lung cancer is receiving palliative care but his abdominal pain has progressively worsened.
Delays in accessing pain services in some parts of the country mean that people with chronic pain are struggling to cope.
Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK on 1 November 2018, but the regulations around its use and supply remain strict. Here is a quick update about how it is being used in the NHS and what benefits it may or may not offer.
Is a complete ban on OTC opioids the solution?Subscription
Misuse of over-the-counter opioids often slips under the radar. Some experts say the UK should follow other countries and ban them altogether, but others argue that there is more that pharmacists can do to help tackle this problem.
An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.
While opioids are powerful painkillers, they come with dangerous side effects and carry a sometimes fatal risk of addiction. However, new, safer opioids are being developed using a variety of innovative strategies to maximise analgesic properties, while reducing the burden of side effects.
Research raises questions about the impact of chronic pain medication on cardiometabolic health
A retrospective study showed that ketamine infusions improved short-term analgesia for refractory headaches
Treatments for neuropathic painSubscription
Neuropathic pain is a common condition characterised by subjective negative and positive symptoms that range from numbness to debilitating pain.