Chronic Pain

One overlooked method of stopping opioid addiction before it starts

Chronic Pain - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 01:44

In May, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the new FDA Commissioner, declared the opioid epidemic his first and highest priority. And on his official blog, he has cited data unequivocally establishing prescription opioids as the main cause of opioid addiction.

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Anaheim doctor disciplined in pain management case after patient has heart attack

Chronic Pain - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:33

An Anaheim anesthesiologist has been disciplined by the state Medical Board after a patient suffered a heart attack while receiving treatment for chronic pain under sedation. Dr. Edwin Kulubya agreed to five years of board probation to settle allegations of negligence, according to the board documents.

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Side effects of antidepressants used for chronic pain relief

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:42

Chronic pain negatively impacts a person's quality of life. Often, over the counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, are ineffective in alleviating chronic pain.

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Dozens of Communities Consider Joining Opioid Lawsuit

Chronic Pain - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:37

Waterbury and possibly dozens of other Connecticut cities and towns are taking 11 pharmaceutical companies and three doctors to court for using deceptive practices in promoting opioids as a treatment for chronic pain. "Communities throughout Connecticut have been suffering the devastating effects of this opioid epidemic for years and we in Waterbury believe it is time to take a stand," Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary said last week before the lawsuit was filed.

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Big Investors Are Buying Cara Therapeutics Stock. Should You?

Chronic Pain - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:54

Another 15% of Cara stock is held by funds. Big investors are clearly very interested in the biotech.

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Big Investors Are Buying Cara Therapeutics Stock. Should You?

Chronic Pain - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:54

Another 15% of Cara stock is held by funds. Big investors are clearly very interested in the biotech.

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The Drug-Free, Non-Surgical Therapy That's Curing Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 17:53

Did you know 1 in 4 Americans have suffered from pain lasting more than 24-hours? In fact, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Pain is a huge problem in our society.

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Because Of The Drug War, There Is Virtually No Heroin Without Fentanyl In Many Places

Chronic Pain - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:35

August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day, and there is a huge disconnect happening right now. Without doing any real analysis of the problem, some lawmakers are rushing to pass new harsh penalties against people who provided fentanyl-laced heroin to someone who then died from it, even if they were unaware that their supply of heroin contained fentanyl.

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Nektar To Present Clinical Data From Phase III Summit-07 Study Of...

Chronic Pain - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:41

Nektar To Present Clinical Data From Phase III SUMMIT-07 Study Of NKTR-181, A First-In-Class Investigational Opioid To Treat Chronic Pain, At Painweek /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics will present clinical data from the SUMMIT-07 Phase 3 efficacy and safety study of NKTR-181, a first-in-class opioid analgesic to treat chronic pain, at the upcoming 2017 PAINWeekA Conference in .

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Time to act on busting drug overdose stigma

Chronic Pain - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:06

REFLECT: Ballarat Community Health's pharmacotherapy manager Jacqui Keevins leaves a message at a tribute tree to raise overdose awareness. Picture: Lachlan Bence A CULTURAL dependence on painkillers for chronic pain needs greater community understanding before we can truly create change, according to a Ballarat health worker.

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Do You Know the Risk Factors for Opioid Addiction?

Chronic Pain - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:44

Addiction to prescription painkillers is America's latest drug crisis. On August 10, President Trump declared opioid addiction to be a "national emergency" and promised he would increase the government's efforts to fight the epidemic.

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Say What? 2 New Studies Find Little Evidence That Marijuana Helps Treat Chronic Pain and PTSD

Chronic Pain - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 10:10

When it comes to growth industries, essentially nothing tops legal marijuana. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, the legal cannabis market in North America is slated to grow from $6.9 billion in 2016 to an estimated $21.6 billion by 2021 -- a 26% compound annual growth rate.

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AVACEN Medical Introduces a New Concept for Treating Fibromyalgia Widespread Pain to India

Chronic Pain - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:31

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2017 : AVACEN Medical announced partnering with Morulaa HealthTech of Chennai, India to introduce its FDA-cleared and CE Marked AVACEN 100, Class II medical device, in India for treating the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain.

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Pet owners in China are giving their furry friends acupuncture

Chronic Pain - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:54

You'd be forgiven for thinking we've published a load of pics of pet torture, but actually, what you're seeing is a whole heap of blissed out pets. These images are from Shanghai TCM Neurology and Acupuncture Animal Health Centre in China, where pets are able to receive acupuncture.

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Want to stop the opioid epidemic? Stop prescribing opioids.

Chronic Pain - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 13:19

What is it like living in pain? Those of us who have ever experienced unremitting pain for months or years know that it is enveloping and all consuming. I struggled with intractable pain for several difficult years, and I am fortunate because my pain finally got better - what if your pain never did? That is a horrible reality millions of people are living in right now.

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Nevro Corp. (NVRO) & Hill-Rom Holdings (HRC) Financial Contrast

Chronic Pain - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 23:31

Nevro Corp. and Hill-Rom Holdings are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership. This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Nevro Corp. and Hill-Rom Holdings, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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Doctors must help remedy opioid crisis in Canada, CMA meeting told

Chronic Pain - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 20:51

Canada's opioid epidemic isn't a single crisis but a complex set of overlapping crises that will take multiple strategies to solve, a panel of experts told the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association on Tuesday. "This is a crisis for Canada and every community is going to have to deal with it," Dr. David Milne, a Calgary-based anesthetist told about 1,200 delegates attending the CMA meeting in Quebec City.

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The strange pain that can overcome kids, especially high-achieving teenage girls

Chronic Pain - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 06:51

Angie Friesen didn't think much of it when her sixth-grade daughter, Annelise, told her she'd hit her elbow on a desk at school. It wasn't until about a week later, when Annelise complained of pain from her elbow down to her hand, that the mother of four took her daughter to the family doctor for an X-ray.

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Department of Veterans Affairsa PTSD, pot study called a worthlessa

Chronic Pain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:17

Cannabis advocates are criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs for wasting time and resources on recently published research that produced inconclusive results on the effects of medical marijuana in treating pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. "I find the funds spent on regurgitating these studies to be worthless," said Sean Kiernan, a veteran and advocate for the Weed for Warriors project.

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The One Nighttime Probiotic Doctors Swear By For A Flat Stomach

Chronic Pain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:43

Gut health is on everyone's minds these days, and for good reason: having good bacteria in your gut helps eliminate microbes, toxins, carcinogens, and can aid digestion and make weight loss a whole lot easier. Probiotics, found in several foods and supplements, help restore gut flora for a more balanced and healthy gut - which can also add up to flatter abs.

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