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Friday | Silicon Alley Insider

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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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hispanic Business

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.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBS Local

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Newport Beach, CA, Orange County, CA, Medicine, Health

Freshnews

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.

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Related Topix: NeuroMetrix, Healthcare Industry, Medicine

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hispanic Business

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Vail Daily News

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 .

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Related Topix: Vail, CO, Medicine, Health, Acupuncture

Pharmaceutical Online

Zogenix Corrects Misinformation About Zohydro

Zogenix released a press release today confronting what it calls "rampant misinformation" about its painkiller oral drug Zohydro ER.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Deval Patrick, US Governors, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Lowell Sun

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.

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Related Topix: Heath, MA, Westford, MA, Chelmsford, MA, Social Software, Medicine, Health, Acupuncture

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Pharmaceutical Processing

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.

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Related Topix: Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

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.

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Related Topix: Arthritis, Medicine, Health

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Lamar Alexander, Republican, Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Sys-Con Media

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.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Canaan Partners, Startups, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Arthritis

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Motley Fool

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Newswise

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

EurekAlert!

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.

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Related Topix: Arthritis, Health, New Rochelle, NY

Hispanic Business

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 .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Medicine, Health, Pain, Zogenix

Fri Apr 04, 2014

SFGate

States fight powerful painkiller

An order from Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin makes it harder for doctors to prescribe Zohydro.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Health, Pain, Cancer, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

SFGate

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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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Health, Pain, Cancer, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

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