Pain: nociceptive vs neuropathic

CLASSIFICATION OF PAIN If we start with the concept of pain as a disease, then treatment begins with a pain

Quantum leap for amputees with phantom limb pain

PhD candidate Katleho Limakatso, assistant lecturer in the Chronic Pain Management Unit based in the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative

Regulation combats OTC codeine addiction

“It is important that South Africans are aware of the reasons behind the reduction in quantities of such medications that

The reality of palliation

A palliative medicine specialist, Dr Sue Walter has dedicated her life to a holistic approach to the treatment of patients

Adcock Ingram launches Versatis 5% medicated plaster

Dear Healthcare Professional, Adcock Ingram is pleased to announce the launch of the new Versatis® 5% lidocaine medicated plaster. Versatis®

Dangers of codeine addiction

Are your patients at risk of becoming addicted to a drug without even realising it?

New non-opioid pain reliever can target immune cells

The discovery of a non-opioid drug’s miraculous ability to target macrophages on immune cells rather than targeting nerve cells directly could revolutionise our understanding of pain medicine.

iNova launches anti-inflammatory Norflex Gel

The new gel variant of Norflex enables the topical treatment for musculoskeletal pain and inflammation.

Chronic pain, depression link

Several large-scale epidemiological surveys have established that the presence of any pain condition doubles the risk of suicide in the

Focus on patient safety to battle opioid epidemic

“Though much of the attention on opioid-related harm is centred on the improper use of opioids in the community (misuse,

Living and dying in pain

One of the barriers to good pain management is access to opioid medication to manage severe pain and the international

Pinpointing nociceptive pain

Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain and is caused by the detection of noxious or potentially harmful