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Childhood Pain Linked to Adult Pain
While chronic pain is rare in young children, kids and teens can and do develop chronic pain conditions. New research shows that these kids may have a greater chance of having the same issues as adults. 
Why Breast Cancer Surgery Pain Can Linger
Most women with breast cancer undergo some form of surgery ranging from a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue to a mastectomy that removes the entire breast. Pain after mastectomies may be the most troubling long-term symptom among breast cancer survivors, according to a recent study.
FDA Approves Extended-Release, Single-Entity Hydrocodone Product
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release capsules) for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.
FDA Hopes to Tighten Access to Vicodin, Lortab and Other Opioids
Opioids are a commonly prescribed type of medication used to treat chronic pain conditions and post-surgical pain. But the FDA has concerns that people may be misusing opioids and wants to tighten access to one of these medications.
Ibuprofen for Pain After Tonsil Removal
While surgery can solve some potentially serious problems, it can also be a painful process to recover from. After surgery to remove tonsils, patients are likely to receive pain medications. But they may not have to turn to strong prescription drugs to relieve their pain.
Ice Pack For Freezing Surgical Pain
Lessening the pain that frequently follows major abdominal surgery is critical as patients begin their recovery. Strong, pain-relieving opioid medications typically are prescribed at the start of that healing process.
FDA Requiring Color Changes to Duragesic Pain Patches to Aid Safety
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring color changes to the writing on Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patches so they can be seen more easily.
Carpal Tunnel Soothed by Steroids
Steroid injections are often used to treat symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Evidence was lacking about how well steroid injections treated carpal tunnel past the first month. A recent study was conducted to shed light on this question.
Two-for-One Deal with Antibiotic
It's a "twofer": who knew that a medicine used for fighting infections could also be a pain reliever for surgery? 
Looking for Answers for Kids’ Chronic Pain
Children with particular long-term diseases may experience chronic pain. Yet children can also experience chronic pain even if the cause is less clear.