PainCare Blog

Fibromyalgia Patients Fight Insurers Over Medication Coverage

Sunday, July 13, 2008By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a second fibromyalgia medication last month, you’d think the nation’s estimated 10 million acute pain fibromyalgia sufferers would be delighted. Not quite. While welcoming any new treatment, patients also know that insurance companies have been slow to cover Lyrica, which won FDA approval a …

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Abuses Are Found in Online Sales of Medication

NEW YORK TIMESERIK ECKHOLMPublished: July 9, 2008 A large majority of 365 Internet sites that advertise or sell controlled medications by mail are offering to supply the drugs without a proper prescription, according to a new study. The online trade is stoking the rising abuse of addictive and dangerous prescription drugs, the authors and federal officials say. Drugs offered online …

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The Painful Truth About Nevada

Many Nevadans crave painkillers, and some doctors obligePrescription drugs confiscated by the coroner’s office in the past six weeks are displayed at the coroner’s offices Wednesday. Las Vegas SunBy Marshall AllenSun, Jul 6, 2008 Nevadans consume about twice the national average of several prescription painkillers, making us among the most narcotic-addled populations in the United States, a Sun analysis has …

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Smokers Have More Back Pain

The Economic Times, 2 Jul, 2008 WASHINGTON: In 2003, the Robert Koch Institute interviewed more than 8000 private persons in the course of a telephone health survey, which included questions on social and demographic themes, as well as health and lifestyle. On the basis of the collected data, Monique Zimmermann-Stenzel and her colleagues examined whether there was link between smoking …

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Name In The News – Tiger Woods

Woods unsure when he’ll be back but keen to be pain-free If history teaches us anything, it’s that Tiger will come back stronger than everPainCareMD.com

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Synopsis on Scoliosis

Wed, Jul 02, 2008Asia One, The Sunday Times At just 54, hotel cleaner Madam Choh Kin Sam had to throw in the towel and take early retirement because of her bad back. The mother-of-four was in such pain that she could barely walk home at the end of her shift. She was suffering from a degenerative lower-spine condition known as …

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Athletics: Career-ending Injuries Leave Mental Scars

By Martin RenzhoferThe Salt Lake TribuneArticle Last Updated: 06/30/2008 01:55:48 AM MDT … To be an athlete at a high level requires passion and dedication. To compete at such a high level requires high intensity as well as physical and mental health. What happens when injury forces an athlete, such as Schlauder, to have her dream snatched away while still …

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Name In The News – Rush Limbaugh

“I Am Addicted To Prescription Pain Medication”

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Name In The News – Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner has back pain from bedroom antics

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Name In The News – Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler admits he entered rehab for drug addiction

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