New clinical guidelines for the treatment of arthritis pain were released in March by the American Pain Society.
Guideline for the Management of Pain in Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Chronic Arthritis is the first multidisciplinary, evidence-based clinical guideline treating arthritis pain.
Among the recommendations are:
Copies of the guideline can be obtained from the American Pain Society, 4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025-1485 or through the Web site: http://www.ampainsoc.org.
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