Chapter 9. Drug Treatment for Chronic Pain

  1. Prof. Saifudin Rashiq2,
  2. Prof. Donald Schopflocher3,
  3. Prof. Paul Taenzer4 and
  4. Prof. Egon Jonsson5,6
  1. Mary Lynch

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch9

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

How to Cite

Lynch, M. (2008) Drug Treatment for Chronic Pain, in Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective (eds S. Rashiq, D. Schopflocher, P. Taenzer and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Alberta, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building 8-120, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Nursing Research Office, Clinical Science Building 4-103, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  3. 4

    University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, 2nd Street SW 100-2310, Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C4, Canada

  4. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  5. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

Author Information

  1. Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Fourth Floor Dickson Center, 5820 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1V7, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2008

Book Series:

  1. Health Care and Disease Management

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson5,6

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  2. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323821

Online ISBN: 9783527622665

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Keywords:

  • drug treatment;
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatories;
  • tricyclic antidepressants;
  • anti-convulsants;
  • opioids;
  • cannabinoids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scope and Context of the Issue

  • The Evidence for Prescription Drug Use in the Management of Chronic Pain

  • Specific Drugs

  • Conclusions

  • Implications for Policy Makers, Patients, Families and Communities

  • References