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Myth-busting acute pain and its treatment

We look at the science behind several misconceptions surrounding the use of analgesics for the treatment of acute conditions.
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Which combination is most effective? Should I take this with food? The public often ask for advice on how to treat acute pain conditions, such as headaches, period pain or soft tissue injuries in community pharmacy.

At first glance, it may seem straightforward; however, a survey of 1,000 pharmacists, carried out by The Pharmaceutical Journal in 2019, found several misconceptions around the changing evidence in this area.

In this episode of The PJ Pod, Caitlin Killen, assistant clinical editor, and Nigel Praities, executive editor, debunk some of these myths, and ask two experts to give the latest science on how acute pain should be treated.

Many thanks to Yousaf Ahmad, chief pharmacist at Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System and co-chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Pain Committee, and Dominic Aldington, pain consultant and clinical lead for pain management at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, for their expertise.

This episode was produced by Geoff Marsh.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, April 2022, Vol 308, No 7960;308(7960)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2022.1.138876

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