Category Archive for: ‘Pain Therapeutics’

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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Smoking, Gender Affect Pain Treatment Effectiveness

Men who light up show less improvement after therapy, study saysOctober 18, 2008 SATURDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Women appear to respond better than men to chronic pain treatment, and men who smoke appear to receive even less of benefit, a new study says. The Mayo Clinic study, to be presented Saturday at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual …

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‘Abuse-Resistant’ Form of OxyContin May Be Near

09.10.08Forbes.com THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve developed an “abuse-resistant” formulation of the widely prescribed opioid pain medication OxyContin. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Remoxy priority review, meaning that action could come as soon as early December, said Dr. Nadav Friedman, chief operating officer of Pain Therapeutics Inc., which developed Remoxy. If approval is …

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