The latest research on novel treatments for chronic pain with Professor Maree Smith

While few new pain medicines have been developed in the past 30 years, promising novel treatments are currently in the works. We had the pleasure of chatting with Professor Maree Smith, a researcher at the University of Queensland who is involved in basic pain research and novel analgesic (painkiller) discovery. She shared with us about […]

Increased overdose and mental health risks persist two years after opioid dose reduction

Does dose reduction for patients on stable opioid therapy have long-term overdose and mental health risks? Researchers from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research examined the potential long-term risks of opioid dose tapering. They found that patients on stable but higher-dose opioid therapy who had their doses tapered by at least 15% […]