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GET RELIEF RESPONSIBLY

Looking for some good information on over-the counter- pain medication? There is some good information that J&J has put out on a new website that addresses the use of over-the-counter medication. The site is bilingual and is at www.getreliefresponsibly.ca. Acetaminophen has been used for years and has a well-established safety profile and is found in over 450 over-the-counter and presciption medicines available in Canada. Although the vast majority of Canadians take products containing acetaminophen…
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Researchers Uncover Critical Role in Pain Processing of a Gene

Researchers at the IRCM led by Artue Kania, PhD, uncovered the critical role in pain processing of a gene associated with a rare disease. Their breaktrhough, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, paves the way for abetter understanding of chronic pain conditions. Dr. Kania's yeam studies the way neural circuits transform harmful stimuli (such as cold, heat and pinch) into the perception of pain. More precisely, they examined the gene Lmx1b and its involvement in pain processing. Mutations in…
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CPAC - PAIN PATIENT CONSUMER GROUP

On May 26th, 2014, in Mississauga Ontario CPAC was invited to be part of a pain patient consumer group on the topic of Complications of Opioid Medications and constipation. Six facilitators from CPAC took part in a full day patient-centered innovation session presented by Ariad Healthcare and hosted by AstraZeneca. The day long session was for interested healthcare professional who treat or advise patients on managing chronic pain. By engaging chronic pain patients who are experiencing Opioid Induced…
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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED University of Regina, Department of Psychology is seeking partcipants for a research project in interactions with the healthcare system. We are looking for volunteers who are suffering from a chronic medical condition to take part in a study of interactions with the medical system where you felt the medical system or provider let you down, betrayed you, or did not act in your best interest. As a participant in this study, you would be asked to answer a series of…
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CPAC Chronic Pain Facilitator Conference

The Chronic Pain Association of Canada (CPAC) have brought together a group of Support Group Leaders at the Holiday Inn, International Airport, Toronto, Ontario to assist them in their efforts to improve the lives of people in pain. This Conference is moderated by Terry Bremner, President of CPAC and includes subjects on Self-Management for Chronic Pain: Developing Skills in Mindfulness and Cignitive Therapy by Dr. ted Robinson, Bridgeporty Hospital & Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto; The Importance…
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