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Mom gives 7-year-old medical marijuana to combat chemo, against dad's wishes
Daily News, November 24, 2012
Marijuana May Relieve Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Medical News Today, May 15, 2012
2 Levels of Treatment
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, April 22, 2001
Annual Review of State Pain Policies 2001
From the Pain & Policy Studies Group at the University of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Cancer Center, reviews and full text of State pain policies, Model Guidelines for use of controlled substances in pain treatment.
Ashcroft Order Could Affect Pain Treatment
kgw.com (KGW-TV), November 10, 2001
Aura-Related Brain Activity Triggers Trigeminal Axons, Leading to Migraine
Reuters Health, February 15, 2002
Back Pain? Nerve Block May Not Help: Study
Reuters Health, August 20, 2002
Brain Scans Show Increased Pain Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia
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California Justices Look at Medicinal Pot Rules
The Recorder, June 5, 2002
California Requires Doctors Take CME in Pain Management
American Medical News, November 19, 2001
Cancer Pain Relief: A Guide to Opioid Availability
Report from the World Health Organization regarding the use of opioids for the relief of cancer pain.
Cancer Patients Find Pain Relief Elusive: Studies
Reuters Health, June 7, 2002
Cancer Pain Treatment Guidelines
Joint report from the National Comprehensive Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society regarding the treatments for pain used at leading cancer centers. The Guidelines were written for professionals, but contain information useful to patients and their families as well. [PDF]
Chronic Migraine Linked to Hypothalamic Hormonal Dysfunction
Reuters Health, January 1, 2002
Chronic Pain: Taking Control
Includes information on acute and chronic pain, causes, and methods of self-care in pain management.
Consistent Pain Assessment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Report by Suzanne D. Tietjen, RNC, BSN, CCRN, NNP regarding assessment, treatment, and misconceptions regarding pain in newborns.
Detectives, doctors try to stymie painkiller abuse
CNN.com, April 6, 2010
Fear of Regulators Keeps Some Doctors From Good Pain Treatment
Ohio State University Research News, February 26, 1999
'Free' Morphine in India Not Available to Many Who Need It
Reuters Health, March 12, 2002
General Practitioners Underestimate Intensity of Patients' Severe Pain
Reuters Health, January 7, 2002
GW Pharmaceuticals to Test Cannabis Spray for Cancer Pain
Reuters Health, January 16, 2002
Hurting More, Helped Less?
The New York Times, June 22, 2002
Italian Region Backs Medical Marijuana
Reuters Health, May 1, 2002
Italy Will Begin Providing Cannabis-Based Drugs for Pain Management
Reuters Health, March 13, 2002
Jury Awards $1.5M Over Cancer Pain
The Associated Press, June 14, 2001
The Management of Persistent Pain
Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers developed by the American Geriatrics Society.
Many Seniors Get 'Woefully Inadequate' Pain Treatment, Study Says
Globe & Mail, April 25, 2001
Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain
MedPage Today, August 30, 2010
Marine Snail's Toxin More Powerful Than Morphine
Reuters Health, July 12, 2002
Medical Marijuana Crackdown Protested at DEA Offices
Reuters Health, June 6, 2002
Medical Marijuana Cases: Conant v. Walters
Evaluation of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling allowing doctors to discuss medical marijuana use with their patients.
MIT Study May Lead to Powerful New Painkillers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 1, 2002
OHIP Considers Delisting Chronic Pain Therapies
The Toronto Star, January 29, 2002
Oxy Con Game: Anatomy of a Media-Made Drug Scare
AlterNet, June 4, 2001
NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page
Online information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Online information and resources site for health care professionals and consumers, from the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation.
Pain, the Disease
The New York Times Magazine, December 16, 2001
Pain Less of a Sore Spot
The Orange County Register, February 24, 2002
Pain Management Center
Online information service from the Mayo Clinic.
Website dedicated to Central Pain Syndrome, includes information for patients, research on neurological pain, information for health care professionals, opportunities for activism, message forum, and a review of Andrew Vachss' Pain Management.
Pain and Pleasure Share Similar Neural Pathway
Reuters Health, December 6, 2001
Pain Research Comes Into Its Own
The Scientist, October 2001
Pain and Treatment of Pain in Minority Patients with Cancer
Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 127 Issue 9, November 1, 1997
Pfizer's Warner-Lambert Probed on Neurontin Marketing
Reuters Health, March 14, 2002
Prescription Pain Medications: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Health Care Professionals and Law Enforcement Personnel
Fact sheet from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, August 2004. [PDF]
Recommending Pot Sounds OK to 9th Circuit
The Recorder, April 10, 2002
Scientists Find Key Pain Protein—Study
Reuters Health, January 10, 2002
Substance P: A New Era, a New Role
Pharmacotherapy 21(9):1061-1069, 2001
Sugar Water, Pacifier Help Newborns Endure Pain
Reuters Health, July 9, 2002
Topiramate Shows Promise for Treatment of Neuropathy and Chronic Pain
Reuters Health, February 8, 2002
Treatment of Sickle Cell Pain
Pharmacotherapy 22(4):484-491, 2002
US Agents Raid Medical Marijuana Club
Reuters, February 13, 2002
The vindictive grand jury investigation of pain-relief advocate Siobhan Reynolds
Slate.com, December 21, 2010
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OPINION and COMMENTARY
"Dope Fiend" by Andrew Vachss
The short story that led to the writing of the novel Pain Management.
Is Relief in Sight?
Reason, January 2001
Pain & Prejudice
New York Daily News, February 26, 2002
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Conquering Pain Act of 2001
Text of S. 1024, U.S. Senate, Pain Management bill.
Database of State Laws, Regulations, and Other Official Government Policies
Database of Federal and State legislation, State Medical Board Guidelines pertaining to pain control in the U.S.
Intractable Pain Treatment Laws and Regulations
List of states with Intractable Pain Treatment legislation; includes full text of laws.
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American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives
1300 University Avenue, Room 4720
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-4013
The AACPI is a voluntary group of healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting cancer pain relief nationwide, by supporting the efforts of state cancer pain initiatives.
American Academy of Pain Management
13947 Mono Way, #A
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 553-9744
The AAPM is the largest multi-disciplinary pain society, and the largest physician-based society in the U.S. Site includes lists of pain management professionals and programs by area; info and FAQs on pain and pain management for both patients and professionals, and access to the National Pain Data Bank.
American Academy of Pain Medicine
4700 W. Lake Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 375-4731
The AAPM is an organization for physicians and other health care professionals specializing in pain management and seeking to promote quality care through research, education, and advocacy regarding pain medications and pain management.
American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
The ACPA is a non-profit group founded in 1980, with over 400 chapters in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, India, and Europe, offering support and education for those with chronic pain and their families, and raising awareness with legislators, health care providers, and the general public about the effects of living with chronic pain.
American Pain Foundation
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 710
Baltimore, MD 21201-4111
Toll-free: 1-888-615-PAIN (7246)
The APF seeks to improve the quality of life for those with pain, by providing accurate patient information on pain relief studies and therapies, raising public awareness, and advocating against barriers to effective treatment.
American Pain Society
4700 W. Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
The APS is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists, physicians, nurses, and others whose mission is to advance pain-relief research, education, and treatment. Site includes free "APS Bulletins" and other publications for download, searchable database of Pain Treatment Centers by location, services, classification, and setting (ie, home, hospital-based, outpatient, etc.).
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
7794 Grow Drive
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (850) 473-0233
Association of nurses specializing in pain management.
Canadian Pain Society
c/o Events In Sync, Inc.
701 Rossland Road East, Suite 373
Whitby, ON L1N 9K3
Phone: (905) 668-9545
Bilingual website (English & French). Free journal articles and newsletter pertaining to pain and pain control, links to Canadian resources.
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
900 N.E.. 43rd Street, Suite 306
Seattle, WA 98105-6020
Phone: (206) 547-6409
The IASP is an international, non-profit, multi-disciplinary group of scientists, physicians, psychologists, dentists, nurses, and physical therapists dedicated to furthering research on, and improving the care of patients with, pain. Free medical newsletters/clinical updates, resource listings by country.
Oxford Pain Internet Site
Oxford, OX3 7LJ
Phone: 018 652 26132
Research on pain and pain management, for acute and chronic pain, from Oxford University.
Pain and the Law
c/o American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 1634
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 262-4990
Pain and the Law is a joint project of the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics under a grant from The Mayday Fund. The site deals with the intersection of law and medicine as applied to pain and pain management.
Pain and Policy Studies Group
406 Science Drive, Suite 202
Madison, WI 53711-1008
Phone: (608) 263-7662
The PPSG is a World Health Organization Collaborating Center, and maintains both U.S. and international databases of pain policy resources, statutes, and regulations.
Compassion in Dying Federation
6312 SW Capitol Hwy #415
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 221-9556
Compassion In Dying project aimed at both assisting those suffering intractable pain due to inadequate pain treatment by physicians, and activist components geared toward ensuring physicians are not deterred from same due to regulatory fears, as well as providing legal advocacy for patients and their families.
The Pain Relief Network
The Pain Research Institute
Clinical Sciences Centre
University Hospital Aintree
Liverpool, L9 7AL
Phone: 0151 523 1486
The Pain Relief Foundation is a UK charity which funds research into the causes and treatment of human chronic pain and is concerned with education of doctors and nurses in pain management.
Pediatric Pain Research Lab
IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
P.O. Box 3070
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 3G9 Canada
Pediatric pain newsletter, mailing list, Pediatric Pain Sourcebook, resources for professionals, self-help section for children in pain and their parents/families.
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
First Avenue at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 844-8970
Resources for Patients, Caregivers, and Professionals.
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The Body In Pain: The Making And Unmaking Of The World
Scarry, Elaine. Oxford University Press. Oxford: 1982
The Culture Of Pain
Morris, David B. U of California Press. Berkeley: 1991
Pain: The Science Of Suffering
Wall, Patrick. Columbia University Press. New York: 2000
Pain As Human Experience: An Anthropological Perspective
Good, Mary-Jo, Paul Brodwin, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman, eds. U of California Press. Berkeley: 1992
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