Chronic Pain

Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Chronic Pain - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:16

Leaders from Uniformed Services University and West Virginia University ceremoniously cut a ribbon in May during the opening of an Integrative Pain Management Center. The new center is using several of USU's DVCIPM resources as a model to help treat state residents battling opioid addiction.

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Study reveals troubling disparities in prescribing opioids for...

Chronic Pain - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:20

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day by overdosing on opioids. While heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl account for part of the crisis, in 2015 about 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers.

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Study reveals troubling disparities in prescribing opioids for...

Chronic Pain - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:20

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day by overdosing on opioids. While heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl account for part of the crisis, in 2015 about 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers.

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SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (SPNE) and Nevro Corp. (NVRO) Head-To-Head Review

Chronic Pain - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:39

SeaSpine Holdings Corporation and Nevro Corp. are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends. 39.0% of SeaSpine Holdings Corporation shares are held by institutional investors.

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Warning as fentanyl seized in Northern Ireland

Chronic Pain - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:45

Officers believe the drugs are linked to two deaths in Northern Ireland and more than 60 in the rest of the UK this year, the BBC reports. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate 100 times stronger than heroin and is typically administered in hospitals to treat patients suffering from severe chronic pain or recovering from surgery.

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Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?

Chronic Pain - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:39

While many people use cannabidiol oil to relieve pain, more scientific research is needed to be certain it can be safely used. Understanding cannabidiol can help overcome the stigma associated with it.

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New Hampshire Doctor Named 2018 Family Physician of the Year

Chronic Pain - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:40

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 20, 2017 : The American Academy of Family Physicians today awarded its highest honor to Gerard J. Hevern, MD, FAAFP, of Suncook, New Hampshire.

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Between 39 and 85 percent of the HIV population experiences chronic pain.

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:33

Recognizing that 39 to 85 percent of those living with HIV suffer from chronic pain, experts have issued the first comprehensive guidelines on treating such suffering, Medscape reports. There is a link between chronic pain and poor quality of life, as well as poor adherence to antiretroviral treatment.

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Medtronic launch spinal chord stimulation platform for chronic pain management following FDA approval

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:15

Medtronic plc announced FDA approval and U.S. launch of the Intellis platform for the management of certain types of chronic intractable pain. The Intellis platform was designed to overcome limitations with current spinal cord stimulation systems, such as battery performance, and can power the EvolveSM workflow*, which standardizes guidance and balances high-dose and low-dose therapy settings.

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Nevro Corp. (NVRO) & SeaSpine Holdings Corporation (SPNE) Critical Analysis

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:23

Nevro Corp. and SeaSpine Holdings Corporation are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends. Nevro Corp. has a beta of -0.67, indicating that its stock price is 167% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Chronic Pain - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:50

Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties of opium.

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LSU finalizes medical marijuana agreement with GB Sciences

Chronic Pain - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:15

Despite questions raised about the company's financial health, the LSU AgCenter has finalized its contract for GB Sciences Louisiana to produce medical cannabis products for the university. The company-a subsidiary of the Las Vegas-based biopharmaceutical firm GB Sciences Inc.-has already filed patent applications for cannabis that can be used to treat chronic pain, heart therapies and conditions like chronic arthritis, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma.

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Beth Darnall receives funding to test pain management strategies

Chronic Pain - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:23

The Stanford pain psychologist will evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral training to help people with chronic pain reduce their use of opioids. Beth Darnall , PhD, clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, has received an $8.8 million research award to study how to best help patients with chronic pain reduce opioids.

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Will Chronic Pain Patients Survive The Opioid Epidemic?

Chronic Pain - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:02

Everywhere you turn today, you'll see reporting on the opioid epidemic, raising the alarm about overprescribing, community overdose rates, and attempts to control both legal and illegal use of opioids. Less frequently discussed, though, is the impact of new restrictions on chronic pain patients, many of whom rely on opioids to get through the day.

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AAFP Names Top Physician, Education and Humanitarian Advocates

Chronic Pain - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:48

Two family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of these awards recognizes a family physician who have made exceptional advances in furthering the health of their communities through service and education.

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Levicept Starts First-in-Human Phase I Trial of LEVI-04, A Novel...

Chronic Pain - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:01

Levicept Ltd. , an asset-centric biotechnology company focused on the development of LEVI-04, a first-in-class treatment for chronic pain indications, today announces that it has commenced its Phase I trial of LEVI-04 in healthy volunteers and osteoarthritis patients at Hammersmith Medical Research, London UK. LEVI-04 is a proprietary p75 neurotrophin receptor fusion protein being developed by Levicept as a once-a-month injectable for the treatment of osteoarthritis and chronic pain.

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Scientists reveal new insights and possible solutions for opioid epidemics using machine

Chronic Pain - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:51

Mount Sinai researchers have identified unique structural, biological and chemical insights in the way different opioid drugs activate the receptors and specific signaling pathways responsible for the drug's beneficial and adverse effects, according to a study to be published in Nature's Scientific Reports . Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

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Study compares medical marijuana, prescription pills for chronic pain

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:13

A new UNM study shows smoking marijuana and ditching narcotics help people enrolled in the state's medical cannabis program deal with debilitating diseases. There are nearly 47,000 patients in New Mexico's Medical Cannabis program as of August 2017.

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Pain Management Drugs and Devices Market, 2022

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:22

Dublin, Sept. 12, 2017 -- The "The Global Market for Pain Management Drugs and Devices" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

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Bulk of opioid use in the U.S. concentrated among 10 percent of patients

Chronic Pain - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:35

A small proportion of opioid users account for the vast majority of opioid use in the United States. These findings suggest that efforts to reduce prescription opioid abuse should focus on the top users, rather than taking a population-based approach.

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