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Research update: The role of the endocannabinoid system in depression, reward and pain control

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson reviews the role of the endocannabinoid system in depression, reward and pain control

Research update: Is tapentadol different from classical opioids?

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson reviews the evidence of whether tapentadol is different from classical opioids

Research update: Underdiagnosis of osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Pain specialist and joint editor Dr Karen H Simpson describes a retrospective analysis looking at the relatively high incidence of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in patients with fragility fractures 

Research update: Oxycodone/naloxone compared with tapentadol for low back pain with a neuropathic component in an open-label study

Dr Karen H Simpson presents the findings of a 12-week study by Ueberall and Mueller-Schwefe comparing oxycodone/naloxone with tapentadol for chronic low back pain with a neuropathic component

Research update: melatonin in chronic pain syndromes

Recent studies have demonstrated a potential role for melatonin as a therapeutic agent in chronic pain syndromes. Dr Karen H Simpson, pain specialist and joint editor, reviews the potential mechanisms

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