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2 Exploring Challenges to Developing Treatments for Pain and Opioid Use Disorders
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... Moreover, she said, although a survey by Research! America Analytics found that about twothirds of respondents said they know someone who experiences "pain so severe that they sought prescription medications to treat it," only 18 percent described pain as a major public health problem (Research!
From page 12...
... Even those who have an opioid use disorder deserve the best, most humane, and empathic medical care, she said. INSUFFICIENT RESOURCES TO TREAT PAIN From a clinical perspective, Veasley noted a shortage of pain specialists; insufficient training on pain for primary care providers; a lack of team-based, multimodal, coordinated treatment; and a meager evidence base on which to assess benefits and risks of any treatment approach.
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... UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGES IN CONDUCTING CLINICAL TRIALS Elevated placebo responses in pain trials have made it difficult to demonstrate efficacy in clinical trials, said Tor Wager, director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder. He commented that the biological, genetic, and
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... Furthermore, Jessica Hulsey Nickel noted that because there is inadequate reimbursement for drugs that treat addiction or reverse overdose, pharmaceutical companies lack incentives to develop these treatments. THE PENDULUM SWING OF CARE: UNDERSTANDING PATIENT NEEDS Veasley said there has been a pendulum swing in the medical scientific world when it comes to managing pain (see Figure 2-1)
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... Potential opportunities presented by individual workshop participants to address these challenges are highlighted in succeeding chapters. FIGURE 2-1 Pendulum swing in the medical scientific world: Pain treatment, research, drug development, and the involvement of patients in decision making has swung dramatically in recent years.

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