Category Archive for: ‘Acute Pain’

New Technique May Expand Marrow Transplants to Adults with Sickle Cell

December 11, 2009www.healthnews.comMadeline Ellis Sickle cell disease, often called sickle cell anemia, is an inherited condition that affects hemoglobin within the red blood cells, causing them to change shape so that they look like sickles or crescent moons. Because of their shape, they can get lodged in blood vessels and reduce or block blood flow to parts of the body. …

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FDA Approves New Drug to Alleviate Moderate to Severe Pain

FDA NewsNovember 24, 2008 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tapentadol hydrochloride, an immediate-release oral tablet for the relief of moderate to severe acute pain. Tapentadol is a centrally-acting synthetic analgesic that is available in doses of 50 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg. “This approval offers health care professionals an additional choice for treating moderate to severe …

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