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FDA panel votes against recommending Intrinsic Therapeutics ’ Barricaid spinal prosthesis
An FDA advisory panel voted 5 to 8 against recommending approval for Intrinsic Therapeutics’s Barricaid prosthesis designed for partial annulus replacement in patients with herniated discs, according to a MedPage Today report. The negative recommendation came based on concerns over the safety of the device, including breakage rate and certain endplate lesions of unknown origin. The same panel voted 12 to 1 in favor of the device’s efficacy, according to the report. “There was a high rate of breakage of the device, a high rate of migration, and [there was] the unknown nature of [some endplate] lesions,&rdq...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

I ’m OK (sort of): The Unpredictability of OCD
When people ask me how I’m doing, I say that I’m doing ok. And sometimes I really am. The problem is that when you’re someone like me, someone who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you’re basically ok until suddenly you’re not. Let me explain. OCD is unpredictable. It’s that schoolyard bully that sneaks up behind you to pull your pigtails just when you found a spot in the shade to sit and read your book peacefully. It’s the unpredictable storm, the one that you think has passed, only to be followed by scattered thunderstorms an hour later. It’s the questions of...
Source: Psych Central - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Cushman Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Students Treatment college coping obsessions. compulsions Ocd support worry Source Type: news

10 early signs of cancer in MEN including weight loss and bleeding
CANCER symptoms affect men more than women, but spotting them early could help survival rates. Signs of the disease include diarrhoea, weight loss and back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arthritis, Back Pain, Joint Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

An Orthopaedic Family: On the Go with Drs. Jocelyn Wittstein and Tally Lassiter (Video)
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsSports medicineKnee pain and knee injuryShoulder Dislocation and InstabilityRotator Cuff TearsShoulder pain and injuries SEO Keywordssports medicine Author Erin Hull Overview Jocelyn  Wittstein, MD, and Tally Lassiter, MD, are orthopaedic surgeons in Raleigh who practice what they preach. Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content CTA Image CTA LinkSoutheastern Orthopedics Shoulder Center Section Features Call To Action Section Features Text Content Header An Orthopaedic Family ContentAt work, the husband and wife treat children and adults with knee, sho...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - December 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: efh7 at duke.edu Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Dec. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Minimus Spine’s European distribution deal to Stimwave receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Minimus Spine inks EU distribution deal Minimus Spine announced in a Dec. 4 press release that it has signed its first European distribution deal with Italian company Moss and has completed its first commercial order. Moss has exclusive distribution rights to distribute in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. 2. Elanix, Dermacon sign wound management development deal Elanix Biotechnologies and Dermacon...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Cagent Vascular CSA Medical Inc. Dermacon Elanix Life Spine Inc. MedTech Minimus Spin Source Type: news

Nurse dropped five stone to be an ‘example’ to patients
Megan McGee, 26, from Middlesex, dropped from a size 22 to a size ten when she saw her GP about pain in her ankles, and he told her to come back when she had lost weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New medical implant the answer to chronic pain?
Spinal nerve stimulators use electrical pulses to block the pain signal to the brain; this summer the FDA approved one about the size of a pacemaker (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal cord stimulator offers drug-free alternative for chronic pain
A promising new high-tech medical device, which the FDA recently gave the go-ahead to, could help some move away from prescription painkillers. Dr. Tara Narula followed one mother's journey after she was sidelined with crippling pain from minor leg surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower back pain: STRESS is most common cause, claims Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
BACK pain - especially in the lower back - is a common problem that will affect about 80 per cent of people at some point in their lifetime. But, most of the time there ’s absolutely nothing to worry about, said The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Paradigm Shift: New Multimodal Analgesia Strategies Pain Paradigm Shift: New Multimodal Analgesia Strategies
Drs Beckman and Soffin from Hospital for Special Surgery share a spine surgery case that embodies recent shifts in managing pain.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Commentary Source Type: news

Lower back pain warning: Sitting like THIS is an unlikely cause of symptoms reveals expert
LOWER BACK pain is an increasingly common problem in the UK. An expert reveals the many causes of symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain
The pharmacist may be the first healthcare professional consulted for back pain. Familiarize yourself with the most recent guidelines recommended by the ACP in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Spinal-Cord Stimulation: Durable Pain Relief for Diabetic Neuropathy Spinal-Cord Stimulation: Durable Pain Relief for Diabetic Neuropathy
Implanting a spinal-cord stimulator can offer long-term pain relief to patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, with the majority still using their device after 5 years, say Dutch researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Blog: Today is an opportunity for MPs to stand up for public service workers
Today, MPs will debate public sector day – and that’s down to the efforts of UNISON members across the country. Almost 150,000 UNISON members have signed our parliamentary petition calling on the government to put Pay Up Now! – leading to today’s debate. Today is an opportunity for MPs of all parties to stand up for public servants and public services in their communities, and ensure that those who work so hard for all of us get the pay rises they need and deserve. Ahead of the debate I wrote to the Prime Minister, I told her that after a life fighting for the interests of working people I am under ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News pay up now Source Type: news

Parliament debates UNISON ’s public sector pay cap petition
UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament. Ahead of the debate, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister to ask her why the Budget failed to address the woeful lack of pay rises for public service employees.  Today’s parliamentary debate is the result of UNISON’s ‘Pay Up Now!’ petition, which has gained nearly 150,000 signatures since it went live in September. It demands an immediate pay rise for all public serv...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government NHS public services Source Type: news

How Do You Perform the Adams Forward Bend Test?
Discussion Scoliosis is a lateral and rotational curvature of the spine from a plumb line hanging from C7 to the floor. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form. A review of scoliosis and its differential diagnosis can be found here. Depending on the age, 2-4% of adolescents have a positive Adams Forward Bend Test when assessed and ~2% may have idiopathic scoliosis of> 10 degrees. Curve progression relates to the magnitude of the curve and the patient’s age. Thus increased risk of progression occurs in patients with higher curvature magnitude at diagnosis, females (earlier start of puberty and therefore poss...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Back pain: Best sleeping positions to prevent a painful spine
BACK PAIN - particularly in the lower back - is a common problem that will affect 80 per cent of people at some point in their life. These are the best sleeping positions to avoid waking up with a painful spine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controlling Chronic Pain without Narcotic Pain Medication
Medical treatment is the most obvious way to seek relief from pain, but it’s not the only way and has its own inherent issues. Many natural pain relief options have been proven to work, and most of them can be employed every day from your home. Although they are seemingly small changes, they can provide comfort and relief, and all together, they can go a long way in making life more enjoyable. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Spine Articles Source Type: news

Nevro wins CE Mark for Senza II spinal cord stim device
Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) said yesterday that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for the next generation of its spinal cord stimulator for treating chronic pain. Redwood City, Calif-based Nevro said its Senza II SCS is smaller than its predecessor Senza device, which won an FDA nod in May 2015. Both devices are designed to deliver high-frequency electrical impulses of up to 10,000Hz  to the spinal cord to avoid the tingling sensation known as paresthesia that bothers some SCS patients. “Senza II is a step forward that represents our company’s commitment to continuousl...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance nevro Source Type: news

Review Cautions Against Gabapentinoids for Chronic Low Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

'Gentle electrical energy' treatment cures back pain
Researchers from Sapienza University in Rome also found some 90 per cent of sufferers were able to avoid surgery to relieve their pain after a single minimally-invasive treatment session. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State-of-the-art treatment cures back pain
Researchers from Sapienza University in Rome also found some 90 per cent of sufferers were able to avoid surgery to relieve their pain after a single minimally-invasive treatment session. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain agony cure: One-off 10minute treatment helps cure lower back pain
MILLIONS of people who suffer the daily agony of lower back pain could be cured with a revolutionary treatment, it was revealed yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free
Researchers reveal how a 10-minute, CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency technique alleviated chronic back pain for more than 80 percent of study subjects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc
A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren ’ s story
The post Rollercoaster tah bso – Caren’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had my hysterectomy 10 weeks ago today and what a rollercoaster it’s been thus far! It was a tah bso (total abdominal hysterectomy and ovaries removed). I had it due to a large melon sized fibroid that was sat on top of my womb and growing fast (did 2 years watch and wait with scans, blood tests, hysteroscopy etc.). I refused the coil due to 2 pregnancies with a coil in years ago in my 20’s. I tried tablets to shrink my fibroid but felt dizzy so came off them quickly. I had heavy painful periods due to the f...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 29, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy fibroids surgical menopause tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From'Slipped' Disc
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. The minimally invasive procedure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An Open Letter to Any Child Who Lost a Parent to Suicide
You will spend countless hours, days, and years asking why. Why you weren’t enough of a reason for them to stay and fight. Why they were able to end things knowing it would so badly hurt their children and family. Why they chose to abandon their pain… and drop it square into your hands. Why your love wasn’t able to tether them in their storm. Why they didn’t do something, anything, else to save them from their demons. There will be times that you feel you will drown in all of the unanswered questions. You will face judgment. Your loss will be trivialized by people who make cruel, blanket statements...
Source: Psych Central - November 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Depression Editorials Essays Family Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Psychology Suicide Coping With Grief Death Of A Parent grieving loss Orphans Source Type: news

Egalet ’ s extended-release, abuse-deterrent opioid succeeds in Ph3 trial
Shares in Egalet Corp. (NSDQ:EGLT) soared this morning in pre-market activity after the company reported that its abuse-deterrent, extended-release oxycodone candidate met the primary endpoint of a Phase III pain relief trial. The Wayne, Penn.-based company compared the efficacy and safety of its product to a placebo in opioid-experienced and opioid-naïve patients with moderate-to-severe chronic low back pain. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Egalet’s extended-release, abuse-deterrent opioid succeeds in Ph3 trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat egalet Source Type: news

Julia Marino ’s Olympic story: Achieving after injury
Julia Marino is always thinking about her story, and it would be hard not too, given how much of an adventure her life has been so far. “Being adopted out of Paraguay to have a normal life in America would’ve been enough of a story itself,” she says. “But I’ve had the chance to live a life beyond what anybody could even dream of.” As an Olympic skier, Julia has been competing at the top of her sport for almost a decade. In 2014, she reached the pinnacle of snow sports at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But how she got there – and where she plans on going now – was heavi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL injury prevention ACL reconstruction ACL tear Dr. Martha Murray Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of MBSR vs CBT in Chronic Low Back Pain Cost-Effectiveness of MBSR vs CBT in Chronic Low Back Pain
Are these interventions cost-effective treatment options for patients with chronic low back pain?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence
Angela, 15, from Hyderabad, India. Her vision of a violence-free world would be to live like the mermaid in her painting - free and happy. Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulINDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 2017 (IPS)Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.This was good for the girls because it would keep them safe from men, she had often heard her elders say. So one day, when her moth...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Civil Society Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Gender-Based Violence Orange Campiagn UN Women Women's Empowerment Source Type: news

Back pain? THREE common signs YOU have a bone infection REVEALED
BACK PAIN could be caused by a bone infection called osteomyelitis. These are three signs you are suffering. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New report says PIP process 'not fit for purpose'
The problems experienced by many people with arthritis when trying to access Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are highlighted inSupporting Those Who Need It Most?, a hard-hitting report from the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)– a group of more than 80 national organisations, including Arthritis Research UK.PIP is a source of financial support designed to help people manage the extra costs they may face when living with a disability or long-term condition. It provides a lifeline to many people with arthritis. However, this new report exposes a PIP system not fit for purpose in its current form, with many des...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Juliette and Kirran explain what working on our campaign has meant to them
Arthritis Research UK’sThe Nation’s Joint Problem campaign has reached millions of people over the last three months, through national news stories and features and TV, cinema and billboard advertising. We asked two people who helped to shape the campaign content about their experience of being part of our ground-breaking push to change attitudes to arthritis.JulietteJournalist and author ofMostly Cloudy, Some Bright Spells Juliette Wills, 45, has lived with inflammatory spinal arthritis for 18 years. She wrote thesix powerful stories featured in The Guardian which exposed the hidden impact of arthritis, as wel...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Teagan ’s triumphant return: Dancing after Perthes disease
Teagan has lived and breathed dance — ballet, jazz, tap, and more — since she was 5 years old. “It’s what makes me happy,” the now 12-year-old says. But two years ago, she started to feel pain in her hip that persisted after dance class and worsened over time. As her spring dance season wrapped up with four shows in two days, Teagan ended the final show with her pain at its worst. But since her injury didn’t seem to be anything more than a minor muscle pull, her mother Jeannine had Teagan lay low over the summer, hoping that rest would help the pain go away. When dance classes started ag...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Legg-Calves-Perth Disease Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: 10 early signs of the disease in MEN including weight loss and bleeding
CANCER affects men more than women, but spotting symptoms - including diarrhoea, weight loss and back pain - early could help survival rates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show
JFK's life-long struggle with chronic back pain made him one of our sickest presidents and may have kept him from recoiling from Lee Harvey Oswald's first bullet, setting him up for the second, kill shot. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Use for Osteoarthritis Is Prevalent
A large percentage of patients with advanced knee, hip, or spine OA take opioids for their chronic pain. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Osteoarthritis Pain Pain Management Source Type: news

Opioid Use for Osteoarthritis Is Prevalent
A large percentage of patients with advanced knee, hip, or spine OA take opioids for their chronic pain. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Osteoarthritis Pain Pain Management Source Type: news

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UPDATE: Medtronic ’ s fiscal Q2 tops The Street
UPDATED November 21, 2017, with segment results, share prices Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) posted fiscal second-quarter numbers that beat both sales and earnings forecasts on Wall Street, after a better-than-expected recovery from Hurricane Maria. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant reported profits of $2.02 billion, or $1.48 per share, on sales of $7.05 billion for the three months ended Oct. 27, for a bottom-line gain of 80.9% on a -4.0% sales decline compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.06, 8¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for s...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Doctors are now prescribing non-medical pain management techniques for low back pain, such as yoga and meditation
(Natural News) People are less tolerant to pain nowadays, and it’s significantly reducing global productivity and adding more weight on opioid dependency. Lower back pain (LBP) is one of these intolerable pains that plague urban inhabitants. It is the leading cause of disability and is also the second most common reason for seeking medical attention.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painful Truth: Successful Failure Of A Biotech Startup
A investor's eulogy for Quartet Medicine: founded back in 2013, this biotech aspired to address neuropathic and inflammatory pain via a novel biologic mechanism. Unfortunately, after 3 years of solid drug discovery, the startup is being shut down due to an unexpected safety signal. R.I.P. Quartet (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth, Contributor Source Type: news

Painful Truth: The Successful Failure Of A Biotech Startup
A investor's eulogy for Quartet Medicine: founded back in 2013, this biotech aspired to address neuropathic and inflammatory pain via a novel biologic mechanism. Unfortunately, after 3 years of solid drug discovery, the startup is being shut down due to an unexpected safety signal. R.I.P. Quartet (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth, Contributor Source Type: news

Back Pain Health
Back Pain (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Turns to Emerging Tech for Opioid Crisis
It will take more than medication alone to win the battle against opioid addiction, and now U.S. clinicians finally have a device-based therapy to help reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. FDA granted a new indication to Innovative Health Solutions for its NSS-2 Bridge nerve stimulator. The new indication was reviewed under FDA's de novo pathway. “There are three approved drugs for helping treat opioid addiction. While we continue to pursue better medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder, we also need to look to devices that can assist in this therapy,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. G...
Source: MDDI - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news