1 Dec 2015
Although opioid analgesics have been recognized for more than 40 years as essential in pain management, opioid access and use remains inadequate in most of the world. This article outlines why pain management represents a global health priority, the current state of opioid utilization worldwide, and the main barriers to equitable opioid access.
14 Aug 2015
There is a substantial body of evidence to suggest that the pain education provided by many undergraduate courses is inadequate preparation for clinical practice. This represents a major concern, given that chronic pain is both common and often poorly managed.
4 Aug 2015
Traditional and complementary medicine is an important and often underestimated part of healthcare.
30 Jul 2015
A recent study by the Global Opioid Policy Initiative (GOPI) assessed opioid availability and accessibility for cancer patients in Asia. Their findings may help to explain why opioid use remains stubbornly low.
With Professor Sam AhmedzaiIndividualizing cancer pain therapy
With Dr Judith PaiceCancer pain: Are we making progress?
With Dr Karen H SimpsonAcupuncture for chronic pain and pain vulnerability
With Dr Panagiotis Zis and Professor Kallol Ray ChaudhuriPain in Parkinson’s disease: classification and management