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A new abuse-deterrant formulation of hydrocodone has been released by Teva Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest generic manufacturers in the world.  http://nationalpainreport.com/fda-gives-nod-to-abuse-deterrent-er-hydrocodone-8832743.html

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The autonomic nervous system is responsible for all involuntary muscles and actions, such as sweating, digestion, breathing, heartrate, etc.  When this goes awry it's called dysautonomia, and it's part of CRPS.  http://nationalpainreport.com/the-many-faces-of-dysautonomia-8832720.html

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Researchers have found two receptors for cannabinoids, CB1 and CB2.  It appears that selective interaction with CB2 could lead to a new class of pain drugs with none of the CB1-based effects.  http://nationalpainreport.com/new-pathway-for-cannabinoid-receptors-revealed-8832695.html

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A new, major study of over 10,000 scientific reports has found "conclusive evidence" that cannabis is an effective agent for the treatment of chronic pain.  https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/1/12/study-finds-substantial-evidence-marijuana-relieves-chronic-pain

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Here we go again.  Medicare/Medicaid is developing a new strategy for opioid abuse, in which pharmacists are encouraged to report any physician who they feel is over-prescribing opioids.  Similarly, they want pharmacists to report patients who they think are abusing opioids.  This is getting ridiculous.  https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/1/12/medicare-takes-big-brother-approach-to-opioid-abuse

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Pain Pathways magazine just ran a useful article on how to quiet the "pain brain" - the state of hyper-arousal that we're in when constantly in pain.  https://www.painpathways.org/calming-pain-brain/

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Donald Trump said he would replace Obamacare with something "great".  A columnist wonders what effect these changes might have for the chronically ill.  https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/1/7/will-an-asteroid-hit-the-us-healthcare-system

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Here's the first-person account of a woman who doesn't like the person she's become due to her chronic illness, and wants to know how to regain the old "self".  http://nationalpainreport.com/my-story-how-do-i-get-back-to-being-me-8832618.html

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Those people who are dependent on opioids to have any quality of life know that, without their painkillers, their quality of life just goes down the drain.  https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/1/4/relieving-pain-should-be-a-pro-life-issue
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