Dr King is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, New York. He is in private practice of pain medicine in Philadelphia.
NSAIDs for Chronic Low Back Pain: True or False?
More effective vs placebo? Less effective than opioids? Equally as potent as APAP? What’s true and what false about NSAIDs?
Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse: 10 Myths or Facts
Do you know myth from fact about recent patterns of US opioid prescribing? Find out with these 10 statements.
Opioid Analgesics: The Impact of the Initial Prescription
What factors surrounding a first prescription for opioids influence length of opioid use by the patient? Two new studies begin to answer the question.
ACP Update on Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines
The update includes a nod to tai chi as a nondrug intervention and further supports acupuncture. But even new research falls short in 2 important ways.
Addiction in the US: The Surgeon General’s Report
The report contains a vast amount of information but overlooks some important issues.
Opioids and Benzodiazepines Share New FDA Warning
The "black box" warns of known dangers linked to combined use of the products and will appear on labels of more than 400 products.
Chronic Pain Special Report Post-Test
Take this post-test to find out what you learned in our Chronic Pain special report about the conditions you see most often in primary care.
Neuropathic Pain: Primary Care Update
Up to 10% of the US population experiences neuropathic pain from common conditions seen in primary care. Get current with diagnosis and treatment.
10 Opioid Myths and Facts
Do you know the myths from the facts about opioid analgesics? Click through these 10 statements and find out.
Low Back Pain and Headache Pain: Practice Update
Low back pain and headache very often are seen first in primary care. Get a quick update on red flags, diagnosis, management, and referral.
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