Mass Pain Initiative News & Events

September is Pain Awareness Month

Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem and declares September Pain Awareness Month.

Posted: to News Updates on Wed, Sep 1, 2021
Updated: Thu, Sep 16, 2021

SAVE THE DATE! MassPI 2021 Fall Pain Education Webinar

Posted: to News Updates on Thu, Aug 19, 2021
Updated: Mon, Aug 23, 2021

MassPI Steering Council leader recognized for excellence as a clinician and mentor

Mary Jane Estrada-Lyder, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, received the 2021 Exceptional Advanced Practice Clinician and Mentor Award

Posted: to News Updates on Fri, Apr 30, 2021
Updated: Fri, Apr 30, 2021

New CDC Report Shows Opioid Guidelines Have Not Slowed Drug Overdose Deaths

The CDC’s focus on prescription opioids has left synthetic fentanyl and other drugs to expand sign

Posted: to News Updates on Tue, Feb 16, 2021
Updated: Fri, Apr 30, 2021

September is Pain Awareness Month

Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem and declares September Pain Awareness Month.

Posted: to News Updates on Tue, Sep 8, 2020
Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2020

AMA indicates the CDC opioid guideline has harmed pain patients

The American Medical Association released a 17-page letter providing comment addressing the CDC opioid guideline update.

Posted: to News Updates on Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Updated: Wed, Mar 3, 2021

CDC Updated Opioid Guidelines Comment Period Deadline

CDC updated opioid guidelines open comment period deadline is June 16, 2020

Posted: to News Updates on Thu, May 14, 2020
Updated: Fri, May 15, 2020

Mass. study challenges assumptions on risk of overdose death from legitimately prescribed opioids

Only 1.3% of overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2013-2015 were correlated with a current opioid prescription

Posted: to News Updates on Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Updated: Sun, Nov 17, 2019

New Mass. Advisory for Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine clarifies its guidance for prescribing opioids.

Posted: to News Updates on Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2019

September is Pain Awareness Month

Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem and declares September Pain Awareness Month

Posted: to News Updates on Fri, Aug 30, 2019
Updated: Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Important new FDA labeling information about managing opioid pain medications

FDA addresses danger of abruptly ending opioids and clarifies its position for providers

Posted: to News Updates on Tue, May 14, 2019
Updated: Tue, May 14, 2019

New Pain Management Questions on Hospital Satisfaction Survey

CMS changed Hospital Satisfaction Survey pain management questions from whether pain was "controlled" to whether pain was "discussed"

Posted: to News Updates on Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Updated: Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Doctors Cutting Opioids Even If It Harms Patients

A new survey by the Boston Globe shows physicians are reluctant to prescribe opioids even if the medicines are beneficial to patients. Go to http://bit.ly/2iv5VxQ to read the article

Posted: to News Updates on Tue, Jan 3, 2017
Updated: Tue, Jan 3, 2017

Recommendations of Governor’s Opioid Working Group

Posted: to News Updates on Thu, Aug 18, 2016
Updated: Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Law Enforcement and Pain Patients

Pain News Network Guest Columnist John Burke, past president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and current president of the International Health Facility Diversion Association discusses treatment, abuse and diversion.

Posted: to News Updates on Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Updated: Wed, Mar 2, 2016

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Mass Pain Initiative News & Events
Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem and declares September Pain Awareness Month.
Mary Jane Estrada-Lyder, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, received the 2021 Exceptional Advanced Practice Clinician and Mentor Award