February 23, 2012

Participants wanted for research study on opioid analgesics

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are looking for males and females between the ages of 18 and 55 who are experiencing low back pain to participate in a National Institutes of Health study.

The study consists of three sessions lasting approximately 3.5 hours each. This study is designed to help improve understanding of factors contributing to individual differences in response to opioid analgesics.

Study participation will include administration of a safe, commonly used drug that temporarily blocks your body’s natural painkillers, administration of an FDA approved opioid analgesic and undergoing three brief laboratory pain tasks.

Participation Criteria:
• Age 18 - 55.
•  Experiencing chronic pain of at least three months duration.
• Are not taking narcotic pain medication on a regular basis.

Participants will be compensated for their time upon completion
of the study.

For more information or to see if you qualify please contact
Melissa Chont at: melissa.chont@vanderbilt.edu or 936-5664.