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Why America Needs This Dangerous New Painkiller
States have cracked down on "pill mills" that hand out narcotics to people who don't really need them, and a new hydrocodone painkiller hitting the market, Zohydro, has drawn sharp criticism because of its potential for abuse.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
World's First and Only Upgradeable Spinal Cord Stimulation System Receives FDA Approval
"In the first 40 years of SCS we've seen advances in hardware but limited progress in software and programming.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Newport Beach Doctor Under Investigation For Prescription Drug Overdoses
An Orange County doctor was under investigation Wednesday in the deaths of two patients who died of prescription drug overdoses.
NeuroMetrix, Inc. Announces Date for 2014 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call
NeuroMetrix, Inc. , an innovative health care company that develops wearable medical technology and point-of-care tests to help patients and physicians manage chronic pain, nerve diseases, and sleep disturbances, today said it plans to issue its 2014 first quarter financial results before the opening of the market on April 24, 2014.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
St. Jude Medical Updates on Approval of Protege IPG from FDA
According to a release, Protege is the first and only neurostimulation system that allows spinal cord stimulation technology upgrades as they are approved to be made via software updates.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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Vail Daily column: How to manage pain with the Gate Theory
As we all know, aging can be a pain in the neck . The process of aging does many things to our bodies .
Zogenix Corrects Misinformation About Zohydro
Zogenix released a press release today confronting what it calls "rampant misinformation" about its painkiller oral drug Zohydro ER.
Therapist applies pressure to relieve veterans' pain
Dr. Ramon Nunez applies Somatic Functional Therapy to patient Rey Vienneau, 45, of Westford, at New England Heath & Wellness Center in Chelmsford.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Let's Get The Zohydro Facts Straight
Rampant misinformation about Zohydroa ER continues to be reported by the media and echoed in Washington D.C. and some states' capitals.
Medical News Today
Prolotherapy: nonsurgical treatment for knee osteoarthritis
A new nonsurgical approach to treating chronic pain and stiffness associated with knee osteoarthritis has demonstrated significant, lasting improvement in knee pain, function, and stiffness.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Senate tackles prescription drug abuse
The Senate Health Committee is forming a working group to tackle the rising rates of prescription drug abuse, in the face of complaints about a recently approved painkiller that many say is highly addictive and easily abused.
Spinifex Pharmaceuticals Raises US$45m in Series C Financing
Series C financing led by Novo A/S and joined by additional new investor Canaan Partners.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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Will This Huge New Find Electrify Med Tech's Growth?
Health care is one of the most innovative sectors on the market, and that's especially true in the medical device industry.
The First Post
Electric shocks help paralysed men move again
FOUR paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years with the aid of an electric stimulator.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
American Pain Society and Journal of Family Practice To Co-sponsor...
CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 - To help primary care physicians treat chronic pain more safely and effectively, the American Pain Society will host "Pain Care for Primary Care," in collaboration with the Journal of Family Practice.
New research may provide effective nonsurgical treatment for knee osteoarthritis
New Rochelle, NY, April 8, 2014-A new nonsurgical approach to treating chronic pain and stiffness associated with knee osteoarthritis has demonstrated significant, lasting improvement in knee pain, function, and stiffness.
QMED -St. Jude's Upgradeable Neurostimulator Gains FDA Approval
The Protege's software can be wirelessly updated as new therapies, stimulation modes, diagnostics or other improvements are approved by .
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Drugmaker sues Mass. over painkiller ban
The company that makes Zohydro is suing the state of Massachusetts for blocking sales of the controversial prescription drug, even after the Food and Drug Administration last year approved it for use by patients with severe chronic pain.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
States fight powerful painkiller
An order from Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin makes it harder for doctors to prescribe Zohydro.
This Wednesday, April 26, 2006 file photo shows different... Photo-photo.5376906
This Wednesday, April 26, 2006 file photo shows different brands and dosages of Fentanyl patches, marked with warnings about non-precribed uses in St. Louis.