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Chronic Pain Management and the Practical Implications of Addressing Recommendations Put Forth in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, Relieving Pain in America

PAINS, in partnership with the Center for Practical Bioethics, contracted with a national marketing firm for completion of an environmental scan of current activities related to the IOM report with the aim of identifying areas of duplication, gaps, needs and promising practices. The process involved reviewing 40 pain-related websites and interviewing 11 key stakeholders.

Core Competencies for Pain Management: Results of an Interprofessional Consensus Summit

Fishman SM, Young HM, Lucas Arwood E, Chou R, Herr K, Murinson BB, Watt-Watson J, Carr DB, Gordon DB, Stevens BJ, Bakerjian D, Ballantyne JC, Courtenay M, Djukic M, Koebner IJ, Mongoven JM, Paice JA, Prasad R, Singh N, Sluka KA, Marie BS, Strassels SA.: Pain Med. 2013 Apr 11. doi: 10.1111/pme.12107. Epub ahead of print. PMID:23577878

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US National Institutes of Health Releases First Federal Plan to Advance Research on Overlapping Pain Conditions

by Christian Veasly, Executive Director of the National Vulvodynia Association and Co-founder of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, March 13, 2013.

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  • The Use and Misuse of Narcotic Pain Medication in Primary Care, ReachMD


  • Pain Care Learning Center
  • Advanced Pain Management Practitioner (APMP) Certificate Program – Prescriber Edition
  • Pathways to Safer Opioid Use, HHS – an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan).