Chronic Pain

Well Spotted: A New Look at the Cave Hyena

Pain - Scientific American - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:00
Fossils from Spain offer a rare look at Europe's extinct, bone-crushing carnivore

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Study: Opioid addiction increases risk of death tenfold

Chronic Pain - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:21

New research suggests people with an opioid dependency are 10 times more likely to die within a four-year period if treated in a general healthcare setting than people without substance abuse issues. A study at the University of California Los Angeles examined the mortality rate of people with opioid use disorder in a general healthcare system, comparing them to those treated at specialty addiction clinics.

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NeuroMetrix Reports Q1 2017 Financial Results

Chronic Pain - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 09:10

NeuroMetrix, Inc. , today reported financial and business highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The Company develops and markets novel therapies, based on bioelectrical and digital medicine, for chronic conditions.

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Complexity of the opioid crisis

Chronic Pain - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 01:23

Last week, The New York Times shared an interactive article addressing the scale of the opioid epidemic. As you scroll down the page, the writers invite you to look at common causes of death in America and guess whether or not they have grown more or less deadly over time.

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Updated Opioid Use Regulations Take Effect in Rhode Island

Chronic Pain - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:16

Updated regulations intended to make the prescribing of opioids more judicious and safe in Rhode Island are now in effect, marking the implementation of a major component of the Strategic Plan developed by Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. "These updated pain management regulations focus on dosing limitations to help reshape how we as healthcare providers had been taught how to approach opioid therapy, and to make sure that we're only prescribing what's actually needed for the treatment of acute pain," said Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health .

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Zoetis Acquires Companion Animal Innovator Nexvet Biopharma

Chronic Pain - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 05:12

ZOETIS ACQUIRES COMPANION ANIMAL INNOVATOR NEXVET BIOPHARMA Apr. 17, 2017 Source: Zoetis news release Zoetis Inc. and Nexvet Biopharma plc today announced an agreement in which Zoetis, through a wholly owned subsidiary , will purchase Nexvet, an innovator in monoclonal antibody therapies for companion animals, for a purchase price of US $6.72 per share, representing an aggregate equity valuation of approximately US $85 million. The acquisition will strengthen Zoetis' pipeline of solutions for chronic pain management in dogs and cats, which represents an area of high-need in companion animal health.

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In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer

Chronic Pain - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 11:37

Those of you who have experienced pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, know that it affects your happiness, outlook and ability to function. In the past couple of years, the treatment of chronic pain has undergone an earthshaking transformation as opioid addiction continues to claim - and ruin - lives.

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Zoetis has $85 million deal to buy Irish animal treatments firm

Chronic Pain - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 07:47

Zoetis Inc. will spend about $85 million to acquire an Irish company that specializes in pain management treatments for dogs, cats and other domesticated animals. Working through a wholly owned subsidiary, the animal health company announced an agreement Thursday to purchase Nexvet Biopharma, an innovator in the use of monoclonal antibody treatments for companion animals.

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AcelRx Reports Publication Of Manuscripts Analyzing IV, Transdermal...

Chronic Pain - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 15:01

These manuscripts were based on a systematic literature review of efficacy, safety and tolerability results from studies that were published between 2004 and 2015 of three routes of PCA administration: intravenous PCA with morphine, transdermal PCA with fentanyl and sublingual sufentanil delivered via ZALVISO. Patients enrolled in these studies had moderate-to-severe acute post-operative pain following surgical procedures such as knee or hip replacement, open abdominal, cardiac, brain, lower limb orthopedic and chest surgery.

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CanniMed: Another Medical Marijuana Unicorn In The Making?

Chronic Pain - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 09:43

Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states in the US, with the numbers expected to rise to 40 states by 2020, and legislation is changing globally. The global medical marijuana market was valued at $11.4 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $55.8 billion by 2025, a CAGR of 17.21%.

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Study suggests antidote to OD-reversing drug stigma

Chronic Pain - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 01:04

Pharmacies should proactively offer the overdose-reversing drug naloxone to help put it in the hands of people at risk of abusing opioids, according to a recent Boston Medical Center study. The study, which was published last month in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, found that while naloxone - the familiar brand name is Narcan - is available without a prescription at Massachusetts pharmacies, patients and their loved ones are reluctant to ask for it due to the stigma that surrounds addiction.

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Pain Therapeutics: FDA Meeting Clears Path For Remoxy, Setting Up Company For Partnership Or Buyout

Chronic Pain - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 18:55

A recent meeting with the FDA has provided the company with a clear path for Remoxy ER approval if the company completes two studies, one clinical and the other non-clinical. The company expects to successfully complete both clinical studies in 2017 and has the resources to do so.

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Comparative biology of pain: What invertebrates can tell us about how nociception works.

Chronic Pain - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 14:01

The inability to adequately treat chronic pain is a worldwide health care crisis. Pain has both an emotional and a sensory component, and this latter component, nociception, refers specifically to the detection of damaging or potentially damaging stimuli.

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What does Oxycontin mean? A glossary for Know the isks

Chronic Pain - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:13

Chronic Pain: "Pain that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to acute pain that arises suddenly in response to a specific injury and is usually treatable, chronic pain persists over time and is often resistant to medical treatments.

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In Pain? Many Doctors Say Opioids Are Not The Answer

Chronic Pain - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:41

Those of you who have experienced pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, know that it affects your happiness, outlook and ability to function. In the past couple of years, the treatment of chronic pain has undergone an earthshaking transformation as opioid addiction continues to claim - and ruin - lives.

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Lawyer: State exceptions on prescription opiate dosages still too vague

Chronic Pain - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:01

Despite new exceptions that were added Friday to a law restricting prescription opiate dosages, it is still not clear whether two midcoast men will be allowed to continue taking their prescribed amount of opioids to manage chronic pain. The new set of exceptions were adopted on March 31 just days after Brian Rockett of Owls Head and Eric Wass of Rockland, who each suffer chronic pain that is managed with high doses of prescription opiates, threatened to sue if adequate exceptions for palliative care patients were not added to the new law.

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Former delegate urges House to vote down medical marijuana bill

Chronic Pain - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:01

A former member of the state House of Delegates is calling on the House to vote down the medical marijuana bill, so supporters can come back next year with a better version of the bill. "We're going to try to come back next year, get a running start and try to get some more support," said Mike Manypenny, a former Taylor County Delegate, on Tuesday's "580 Live" heard on MetroNews affiliate 580-WCHS in Charleston.

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TCT Research tDCS Stimulator For Chronic Pain - Clinical Trial Results

Chronic Pain - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:29

Chronic pain treatment with transcranial direct current stimulation can be effective, as this newly released clinical trial shows. In this technique a weak current, delivered by two electrodes on the scalp is used.

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Veterans Groups Fight For Marijuana Access To Curb Opioid Abuse

Chronic Pain - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 15:02

States with medical marijuana programs are beginning to open access to the drug for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, under mounting pressure from veterans groups advocating marijuana as an alternative to opioids. Chistov, financial partner to the Honest Marijuana Company eco-friendly cannabis growery , told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Centre County Opioid Crisis: 'Things Are Getting Worse Out There'

Chronic Pain - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 05:43

Sixty-eight people died in Centre County of drug-related causes from 2013 through 2016, Centre County coroner Scott Sayers reported. Thirteen deaths occurred in 2013 and there were 17 in both 2014 and 2015.

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