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FDA Funds Study of Therapies for Pain, Addiction, Sedation

FDA Funds Study of Therapies for Pain, Addiction, Sedation

A team led by Rochester researchers will use up to $4 million from the FDA to speed the development of new treatments for acute and chronic pain, addiction and sedation. Currently, patients have few safe and effective treatment options. 

10/20/2016
Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Each year during flu season we check in with URMC scientist Rick Phipps to find out if his evidence-based advice holds true—and it still does: It’s best to avoid common pain relievers after a flu shot because they can dilute the power of the vaccine.

10/15/2015
Dworkin Wins Award for Major Achievements in Pain Research

Dworkin Wins Award for Major Achievements in Pain Research

Robert Dworkin, Ph.D. received the 2015 Mitchell B. Max Award for Neuropathic Pain from the American Academy of Neurology for his outstanding contributions to research in the field. Dworkin’s most notable achievements include his efforts to improve the methods used to evaluate and approve new, safe, and effective treatments for the more than 100 million Americans who report having chronic pain.  

4/7/2015
Study Reveals Reasons for Calls to Wilmot Cancer Center

Study Reveals Reasons for Calls to Wilmot Cancer Center

If you’re being treated for cancer and experiencing symptoms, what would cause you to pick up the phone and call your cancer center? Pain emerged as the number one reason, in a study of 563 patients, who reported 2,378 symptoms during 1,229 phone calls to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

9/10/2013
Socioeconomic Status Plays Major Role in Opioid Pain Control

Socioeconomic Status Plays Major Role in Opioid Pain Control

Blacks, Hispanics, poor people, and those with lower education are less likely than more affluent people to received opiods for moderate to severe pain in emergency rooms – pointing to the need for a national discussion on unbiased treatment.

6/26/2013