2 min ago
Medford Mail Tribune
Doctor disputes opiate over-prescription claims
ASouthern Oregon pain management doctor at risk of losing his license for allegedly overprescribing opiates to high-risk patients said narcotics are under a larger, more critical microscope than they were 15 years ago.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Maker of OxyContin developing tamper-resistant hydrocodone drug
The manufacturer of OxyContin said Wednesday that it had successfully tested a tamper-resistant form of another powerful painkiller, hydrocodone - an announcement that could upend this month's release of the controversial drug Zohydro, which has faced widespread criticism in part for its lack of such safety measures.
Patent Application Titled 'Electrical Stimulation Lead with Junction...
For example, implantable electrical stimulation systems may be implanted in the spinal cord to treat chronic pain syndromes and in the brain to treat refractory chronic pain syndromes, movement disorders, and epilepsy.
Health Aware: Relief in sight for man suffering 16 years from knee pain
Dr. Mohammad Khan, pain specialist, Edward Neurosciences Institute, will discuss signs and symptoms of chronic pain, and minimally invasive procedures and psychological methods to reduce pain and increase mobility and functioning.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
NeuroMetrix Submits Regulatory Application for NC-stat DPNCheck in Japan
NeuroMetrix, Inc. , a medical device company focused on the treatment and management of the neurological complications of diabetes, reported the regulatory submission for NC-stat DPNCheck in Japan.
Hormones might offer relief from chronic pain
Every day, millions of people with diabetes -- both Type 1 and Type 2 -- rely on the results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their treatment decisions.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Bills would create online database to detect prescription abuse
Pennsylvania's leading physicians agree that prescription drug abuse has led to an increase in heroin addiction and overdose deaths.
The Doctor Is In: Treating Chronic Pain
Dr. Sonny Saggar and Dr. Mark Holland, a chiropractor, stopped by to talk with Christine Buck about something millions of people deal with on a daily basis: chronic pain.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Hormones Might Offer Relief From Chronic Pain, Small Study Suggests
A combination of two hormones might make a difference in reducing suffering in people with chronic pain, according to a small, preliminary study.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
NeuroMetrix CEO Dr. Shai N. Gozani Interviewed Live on TuDiabetes.org
Shai N. Gozani, M.D., Ph.D, President and Chief Executive Officer of NeuroMetrix, Inc. , a medical device company focused on the treatment and management of the neurological complications of diabetes, was interviewed live on the TuDiabetes.org website yesterday, March 6, 2014.
Leading Pain Specialists Warn of Overdose Danger if Methadone is 'Preferred' for Pain
Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents, a practice top pain physicians say adds unnecessary risk.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Cortez Journal News
Living with chronic pain Choose your journey
Cortez pain management specialist Dustin Cole, MD, sees individuals suffering with chronic pain every day in his office.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
BioDelivery Sciences to Present at the 26th Annual ROTH Conference
The presentation is scheduled for The New Drug Application for BUNAVAIL for the treatment of opioid dependence is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , and based on timelines established by the Prescription Drug User Fee Act , the review of the BUNAVAIL NDA is expected to be completed by Dr. Sirgo will be providing an ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Corium plans $50M IPO for wearable drug delivery systems
Corium International plans to raise up to $50 million in an IPO to help with its efforts to develop patches used in drug delivery.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Medford Mail Tribune
Doctors continue fight against prescription drug abuse
Health care practitioners are also recognizing that they have started many patients on the road to addiction by prescribing opioid pain medication, according to the Opioid Prescribers Group.
Medical News Today
Light-sensitive switches turn pain off and sight on
Photoreactive compounds developed by LMU scientists directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Northern Echo
Toxic reaction to prescription painkiller causes death of Stanhope mum-of-two, an inquest heard
CONCERNS were raised about the care of patients on medication for chronic pain at an inquest into the death of a mother-of-two today .
BioDelivery Sciences to Present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference
The presentation is scheduled for BDSI submitted a New Drug Application for BUNAVAIL for the treatment of opioid dependence, and based on timelines established by the Prescription Drug User Fee Act , the review of the BUNAVAIL NDA is expected to be completed by Additionally, Dr. Sirgo will provide an update on the progress made by BDSI and its ... (more)
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
Why Using Painkillers To Treat Chronic Pain Could Totally Backfire
A controversial new pain pill is slated to hit the market in March, and it's stirring discussion about whether it's wise to take prescription drugs for long-term pain at all.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Photopharmacology: Optoswitches turn pain off and sight on
Photoreactive compounds developed by scientists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment.