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Current Clinical Research Studies at UCSD Center for Pain Medicine

A research study sponsored by Forest Laboratories Inc. to evaluate the effectiveness of Savella (milnacipran) in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. Please read more >> 

A research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the investigational drug Tanezumab, for moderate to severe pain in adult cancer patients with bone metastases.  Please read more >>

 A clinical research study of an investigational Implantable Pump System (IPS) designed to improve the delivery of morphine into the spine for pain relief.  Please read more >>

A clinical research study is to assess the effectiveness of NGX-1998 in the treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles pain for at least 6 months)  Please read more >>

UCSD Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine is looking for patients with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The investigators are interested on the effects of PTSD on pain and the sensitivity to light touch, pressure, and temperature. Please read more >> 

A clinical study looking at sleep quality in patients taking opioid medications.  Please read more >>

UCSD Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine is looking for healthy subjects to act as controls for research studies emphasizing various pain syndromes. Controls should be between 18 and 64 and in generally good health. Men and women may be included. Please read more >>