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Professor Chris Eccleston
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Internal News - 05 May 2005

New project on barriers to effective pain relief

Researchers from the University of Bath and the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases yesterday celebrated the launch of a new research project looking in to the use of strong pain relief medications in patients suffering from chronic pain.

The four year project, funded by an educational grant from Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd., will explore why some patients do not get good pain relief from the medications they take, whilst others do.

“It is well known that there are many strong medications which are helpful to patients who suffer from chronic pain,” said Professor Eccleston from the University’s Pain Management Unit.

Mr Julian Hoskins from BIRD who will run the project said, “We are really excited about this research – there is so much to be learned about pain medications and what gets in the way of using them effectively, and now we can get on with finding out how to make sure patients get better pain relief".

“We are absolutely delighted to be involved with this important area of pain research and with such a leading research centre,” said Dr Paul Schofield, Medical Director of Napp Pharmaceuticals.

“It is key that practical tools are developed so that both patients and physicians are better able to understand the role of strong analgesics to help manage their pain.”