The Complexities of Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adulthood The Complexities of Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adulthood
Find out how living with chronic low back pain can make older age'not so golden after all'.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

SPR Therapeutics touts first CRPS treatment with Sprint PNS
SPR Therapeutics said today that it launched its FDA-cleared Sprint Endura single-lead peripheral nerve stimulation system intended for treating complex regional pain syndrome. Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition affecting the limbs that can be caused by trauma, injury or surgery. The Cleveland-based company said that the device was used in its first commercial procedure by Dr. Marc Huntoon of VCU Medical Center. “I have been treating complex regional pain syndrome, a condition known as CRPS, for nearly three decades. In my experience, patients suffering chronic pain benefit from early int...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog SPR Therapeutics Source Type: news

Abbott wins CE Mark, FDA nod for DRG Invisible Trial neuromod system
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it won FDA clearance and CE Mark approval in the European Union for its DRG Invisible Trial System intended to allow patients with complex chronic pain conditions to receive a trial treatment with the company’s dorsal root ganglion stimulation system. Abbott’s DRG therapy targets the dorsal root ganglion, a structure adjacent to the spinal cord populated with nerves that transmit chronic pain to the central nervous system. The therapy is intended to aid people living with neuropathic pain conditions by blocking pain signals with electrical pulses transmitted over the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

New Approvals Allow Chronic Pain Sufferers to Try Abbott's Non-Opioid Pain Therapy Before Getting Device Implant
Neurostimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) can provide pain relief for patients battling chronic pain when previous treatment options were unsuccessful Abbott's new DRG Invisible Trial System brings an intuitive, wireless approach to the tempora... Devices, Neurology, FDA, Regulatory, Product Launch Abbott, dorsal root ganglion, neurostimulation, DRG Invisible Trial (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Approvals Allow Chronic Pain Sufferers to Try Abbott's Non-Opioid Pain Therapy Before Getting Device Implant
- Neurostimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) can provide pain relief for patients battling chronic pain when previous treatment options were unsuccessful (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Think You Have a Broken Toe?
-- If you think you may have broken a toe, it's time to see a doctor, even if you can walk on it. Failure to promptly treat a toe fracture may lead to a permanent deformity, arthritis and chronic pain, the American College of Foot and Ankle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Think You Have a Broken Toe?
Title: Health Tip: Think You Have a Broken Toe?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 15, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Online Resource Beneficial for Underserved Pain Patients Online Resource Beneficial for Underserved Pain Patients
Interactive resource includes group visits and nonpharmacologic options for treating chronic pain in a low-income, medically underserved population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mobility for All, Bring Chair Yoga to Your Library
Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a prevalence of overweight adults in Effingham County – 41.7%- as opposed to 35.8% nationally. Even more troubling was the continued increase of respondents who shared that over the past week they’d had no leisure time for activity.   Only 20.7% of Effing...
Source: The Cornflower - November 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries chair yoga libs4health Success Stories Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four tips for managing chronic joint pain and symptoms linked to condition
ARTHRITIS can be a painful and difficult condition to live with, and pain can last for long periods of time or even a lifetime. Follow these four tips to manage chronic pain associated with arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your depression may be caused by chronic brain inflammation
(Natural News) Neurologists still struggle to pinpoint the exact cause of clinical depression but hypothesize that chronic inflammation may be a contributing factor to this debilitating disease. Unlike inflammation found in a physical injury or arthritis, brain inflammation doesn’t cause any pain as the brain has no pain receptors. This doesn’t mean that it’s not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zapping the brain can treat chronic pain (and the results kick-in after just one 40 minute session)
Doctors at the University of North Carolina say the therapy could be a cheap alternative to reduce the use of opioids, such as morphine, which can have severe side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Study finds lemon balm improves cardiovascular markers in patients with chronic stable angina
(Natural News) Angina is a type of chest pain that results from an impaired blood flow to the heart. A lack of blood flow means that the heart isn’t receiving enough oxygen, which causes pain. This pain is often triggered by emotional stress or a physical activity. Stable angina is the most common form of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here ’s What the Science Says
Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only become clear in recent years. Here’s what the latest science says about the health benefits and side effects of aspirin, as well as which conditions it may treat and those it doesn’t appear to improve. (If you are taking aspirin for any reason other than for periodic pain relief, it’s best to consult with your doctor to confirm whether the benefits outweigh the risks in your particular case.) How aspirin affe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most Surgeries
Title: Only a Quarter of Opioid Painkillers Taken After Most SurgeriesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 8, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Can stimulating the brain treat chronic pain?
(University of North Carolina Health Care) For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smaller scrips for opioids linked to lower consumption
Quantity of opioids prescribed post-surgery even more strongly linked to higher patient use than pain level Related items fromOnMedica Pregabalin not effective for chronic pain after traumatic nerve injury Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery GP prescribing of opioids is still rising US Painkiller restrictions linked to rise in illegal drug trading England has clear North-South chronic pain divide (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Avanos shares down on Q3 sales miss, shrinking profits
Shares in Avanos Medical (NYSE: AVNS), which rebranded from Halyard Health in June, have fallen over 10% today after the company posted third quarter earnings that showed profits shrinking nearly 75% and sales numbers that didn’t meet expectations on Wall Street. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company posted profits of $4.2 million, or 9¢ per share, on sales of $165.1 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing profits shrink 74.7% while sales grew 9.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 37¢, ahead of of t...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Avanos Medical (formerly Halyard Health) Source Type: news

Nevro posts Q3 earnings miss, sales beat
Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) yesterday posted third-quarter results that missed the consensus earnings forecast but beat on revenues. The Redwood City, Calif.-based neuromodulation firm reported losses of -$11.2 million, or -37¢ per share, on sales of $95.6 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, widening its losses by 84.3% on 16.3% sales growth compared with Q3 2017. Analysts on Wall Street were looking for losses of -29¢ per share on sales of $94.3 million. Nevro makes a neurostim device for treating chronic back pain using high-frequency electrical pulses it calls HF10. “We are continuing to d...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Wall Street Beat Nevro Corp. Source Type: news

hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
Title: hydromorphone (Dilaudid)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 6, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Microscopic Remedies Reduce Painful Toxins in Persistent Lyme Disease...
Two Frogs Healing Center to share about microparticle "liposomes" for relieving chronic Lyme disease pain, fatigue, and mental(PRWeb November 06, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/microscopic_remedies_reduce_painful_toxins_in_persistent_lyme_disease_infections/prweb15895030.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can taking Cymbalta affect a person's weight?
Doctors prescribe Cymbalta to treat depression, anxiety, and some chronic pain disorders. Research suggests that taking Cymbalta can cause modest changes in body weight. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)
Title: hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
Title: FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite CriticismsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 5, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Arthritic patients can reduce chronic joint pain with ginger essential oil
(Natural News) In traditional medicine, ginger and its extracts are used to treat inflammation. In addition, ginger and its phenolic secondary metabolites, known as gingerols, have been shown to contain potent anti-arthritic effects in an experimental model of rheumatoid arthritis. In a study published in the journal PharmaNutrition, researchers from The University of Arizona and The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you aware of these common causes of chronic inflammation?
(Natural News) Inflammation is a good thing in small doses. Only when it goes on for too long does it become a problem, causing a number of symptoms and conditions ranging from pain to heart disease and depression. Certain things you do or experience can actually lead to inflammation – knowing what they are and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science News » NIH Directors Address Chronic Pain and Opioid Crisis at Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at a press conference at the Society for Neuroscience ’ s annual Meeting, National Institutes of Health directors will discuss how NIH is marshalling resources, primarily through the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, to come up with short- and long-term solutions for countering the pain and opioid crisis. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NINDS Press Office Source Type: news

U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach New Record
Title: U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach New RecordCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 2, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

A 65-Year-Old With Chest Pain and Fever: USMLE Question A 65-Year-Old With Chest Pain and Fever: USMLE Question
A 65-year-old man presents with chest pain, chronic cough, and intermittent fevers. What's the best treatment option?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades
Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully.Castel notes...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

StimWave wins FDA nod for Apple iOS-based WaveCrest mobile SCS patient controller
Stimwave said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for an Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iOS device version of its WaveCrest Mobile platform patient controller application for pain management. The newly cleared system from the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company allows patients with iPhone and Apple Watch devices to control WaveMaster multi-waveform automated programming for the company’s Wireless Freedom spinal cord stimulator system intended to treat chronic pain. “Patients’ needs in pain management are unique and customized programming is a must. The Freedom System not only is the smallest option available for ...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Stimwave Source Type: news

Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New Threat
Title: Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine a Deadly New ThreatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 1, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers ’ Compensation Claimants
Persistent use linked to older age; crush, strain, and sprain injuries; concomitant chronic pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

P & G pitch contest reveals focus on alternative health care
Procter& Gamble Co. is staging a pitch contest in hopes of developing new health care products, which could range from alleviating symptoms of menopause to treating erectile dysfunction.   The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) suggested the company is even interested in products that could manage pain with hemp or cannabis, which are increasingly popular. “Consumers are actively seeking alternative treatments to manage chronic pain due to ineffective treatment s, cost and/or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Childhood Abuse, Complex Trauma and Epigenetics
Epigenetics refers to the study of a natural phenomenon and to the phenomenon itself. Epigenetics is the study of the mechanisms that turn on and off the expression of our genes without altering the DNA sequence. Epigenetics is also used to refer to the changes in expression of our genes. Factors such as age, nutritional habits, psychological stress, physical activity, working habits and substance abuse can trigger changes in gene expression (Alegría-Torres, 2011). These changes in gene expression, epigenetics, happen all the time in the natural world. For example, two identical twins, born with the exact same DNA s...
Source: Psych Central - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse Children and Teens Genetics Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma epigenetics gene expression Transgenerational trauma Source Type: news

Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study
Title: Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 30, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

FDA committed to studying breast implant safety
By Dr. Binita Ashar, director of the division of surgical devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Choosing to obtain a breast implant, whether for augmentation or reconstruction, is a deeply personal choice, from the initial decision to undergo breast implant surgery to the size, material and surface texture. These types of decisions should be discussed between a patient and their provider in a transparent and balanced way with clear information about the benefits and risks of the breast implants and the procedure. As a public health agency, we play an important role in ensuring that patients ...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?
Title: A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 29, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Why Are We All Having So Little Sex?
Matt, a 34-year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in 2013. When they didn’t live together, they had sex every time they saw each other. After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. They’d have a really active week and then a month with nothing, or just one at-bat. It began to hurt their relationship. At one point early in their marriage, Matt’s wife got pregnant, but they weren’t sure the marriage was going to make it, so they terminated the pregnancy. Part of the problem for Matt, who spoke to TIME abo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sexual Health Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back Pain
Title: An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New Oregon guidelines take aim at prescribing opioids for acute pain
While prescriptions have fallen in Oregon for chronic pain, they remain high over all. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

New Oregon guidelines take aim at prescribing opioids for acute pain
While prescriptions have fallen in Oregon for chronic pain, they remain high over all. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

‘Weed the People’ Explores Medical Marijuana for Kids With Cancer
Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial. Now, a new documentary called Weed the People, which opens in some theaters in October, explores the potential of medical marijuana for childhood cancers and the regulatory hurdles facing people who want to use cannabis. The film, which was executive produced by former talk-show host Ricki Lake, follows five families using cannabis oils to treat pediatric cancers. Some...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Neuroplasticity Altered With Chronic Back Pain Neuroplasticity Altered With Chronic Back Pain
Reaction to acute pain in emotion-related areas of the brain was weaker in patients with chronic lower back pain on sick leave than in other patients, functional MRI showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

One size doesn't fit all, when using hormone therapy to treat endometriosis
(Yale University) Endometriosis -- a condition caused by uterine tissue growing outside of the organ -- affects 10 percent of reproductive-aged women, whom it causes chronic pain that is significant and debilitating. The standard first-line treatment for all women with endometriosis is hormonal, specifically progestin-based, therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily Meditation Helps Arthritis Patient With Chronic Pain Daily Meditation Helps Arthritis Patient With Chronic Pain
For one patient, meditation addresses the component of living with polyarthritis that medication does not.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Personal Therapy App for Implantable Pain Pump FDA OKs Personal Therapy App for Implantable Pain Pump
The myPTM app works with the company's implantable pain pump and allows patients to personalize their chronic pain medication within pre-set therapeutic limits.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA nod for SynchroMedII myPTM drug therapy manager
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that the FDA approved its new SynchroMedII myPTM personal therapy manager intended for use in treating patients with chronic pain. The newly cleared device works with the company’s SynchroMedII intrathecal drug delivery system and is designed to handle delivering on-demand boluses within therapeutic limits set by physicians, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post Medtronic wins FDA nod for SynchroMedII myPTM drug therapy manager appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

Meditation may help chronic pain sufferers cut back on opioids
Millions of Americans suffer chronic pain, which most treat with addictive opioids. But a new Hospital for Special Surgery study found that meditation helped 11 percent of sufferers take fewer pills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news