Category Archive for: ‘Pain Management’

Alternatives for Back Pain Relief

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS If you have never suffered from lingeringlow back pain, you’re lucky or, more likely, young. Up to 80 percent of us will experience low back pain at some point. And for most, there won’t be an identifiable cause. In the past 10 years, the most popular nonsurgical medical treatment for “chronic, nonspecific” low back pain has been injection …

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Pain management is tricky business

Salt Lake Tribune By michael jaffe First published Jan 07 2012 01:01AM Updated Jan 7, 2012 01:01AM The conviction and 20-year prison sentence of Dr. Dewey MacKay for illegal distribution of opioids (pain pills) provides us all with an opportunity for reflection. He is an orthopedic physician who developed a pain medicine practice with suboptimal oversight. He was convicted of …

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Disparities: In the E.R., the Elderly Get Less Pain Relief

Older people who go to an emergency room in pain are less likely to get medication for it than younger people with similar levels of distress, a new analysis has found. A seven-year nationwide study of emergency room patient data has found that 49 percent of patients over age 75 were given pain medication, compared with slightly more than 65 …

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FDA Approves Embeda™ For Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain

August 13, 2009PRNewsWIre King Pharmaceuticals®, Inc. (NYSE:KG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EMBEDA™ (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended Release Capsules for oral use, a long-acting Schedule II opioid analgesic for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time. EMBEDA™ …

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Pain Management Difficult, Subjective For Patients, Physicians

BY ELIZABETH BASSETTOctober 20, 2008Fort Worth Business Press It’s difficult to treat something that is hard to measure. However, an estimated 76 million Americans who suffer from pain, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics, must deal with their sometimes debilitating problems while trying to seek medical treatment that is based on subjective reports. The American Academy of Pain …

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Barriers To Effective Pain Management Still Remain In States

By: American Cancer Society – Tue, 07/15/2008 – 14:49 New report on pain management shows seven states have improved Pain Policies in the Last Year, but some barriers still remain. States continue to make steady progress in adopting balanced policies that help people with pain to alleviate their suffering, according to a report released today that evaluates state policies to …

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