Will Vertiflex Boost Boston Scientific & #039;s Pain Portfolio?
Boston Scientific has slowed its M&A pace considerably this year compared to 2018, but that doesn't mean the company won't take advantage of tuck-in opportunities that come its way. Case in point, the company's pending $465 million cash acquisition of Vertiflex, announced on Wednesday. Carlsbad, CA-based Vertiflex is a private company that sells the Superion Indirect Decompression System, a device designed to improve physical function and reduce pain in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The procedure, which is primarily performed by doctors who treat chronic pain patients with therapies including spinal cord ...
Source: MDDI - May 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Turmeric is a better and safer way to treat spinal cord injury than conventional drugs
(Natural News) Patients afflicted with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can finally have an alternative means of relieving their chronic pain without resorting to surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. Instead of undergoing an expensive operation or taking toxic corticosteroids, they can get effective pain relief from curcumin, the primary bioactive compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric. Researchers from the medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin could ease the disorder fibromyalgia which affects Lady Gaga
A study by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found treating chronic-pain sufferers with metformin 'dramatically' improved their symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Ever Financial Assistance Program Gets Vitamins to Veterans
Veterans with chronic pain have free access to all-natural pain vitamin made by Zen Nutrients(PRWeb May 08, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/first_ever_financial_assistance_program_gets_vitamins_to_veterans/prweb16297656.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fentanyl Facts and Fiction: A Safety Guide for First Responders
Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, was first synthesized in December 1960 by Dr. Paul Jansen in Belgium. It was developed as an IV analgesic and its first clinical use was recorded in 1963. Fentanyl was brought to the United States in 1968 and today, is one of the most frequently used intraoperative analgesics across the world.1 Facts About Fentanyl Fentanyl is available in a variety of forms including transdermal patches, as well as nasal, buccal, sublingual and transmucosal preparations used to treat a variety of acute, chronic, cancerous and palliative pain conditions. In prehospital emergency care, fentanyl is now a ...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Simon Taxel, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Top Story Source Type: news

Cochrane January-March 2019: highlights from Q1
' Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. ’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020 that aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Here ’s a look back at some key highlights of our work in the first quarter of 2019, from January to March.Cochrane began preparations for its annual flagship event,Cochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, Chile 22-25 October, 2019. During this time, many Cochrane contributors submitted abstracts as part of the scientific programme, this year ‘embracing diversity’. We also opened the ca...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

I Can ’t Stay Body Positive When My Body Is In Pain
Chronic illness can wreck your self-esteem. Here's how to make it just a little better. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Can't Stay Body Positive When My Body Is In Pain
Chronic illness can wreck your self-esteem. Here's how to make it just a little better. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens with chronic pain may find support on YouTube
(Reuters Health) - Teens with painful chronic illnesses may find that YouTube can provide a support network, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Officials Reach Out to Pain Patients Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Officials Reach Out to Pain Patients
After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Essential wound care supplies for your home first aid kit
When the cut, scrape, blister or bleeding happens, you don't want to be stuck running in a panicked frenzy to the closest drug store. Instead, be prepared for common injuries, symptoms and ailments with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and home first aid kit. Here are the essential wound care supplies you should have on hand at home: Make sure your home first aid kit is well stocked. For cuts and scrapes: The basic must-haves for these minor wounds include: Adhesive bandages in various sizes. Sterile gauze pads. Medical tape. Antibiotic ointment. The size of the wound will help you determine whether a bandage will s...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Three years down the road: the aftermath of the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain - Pergolizzi JV, Rosenblatt M, LeQuang JA.
The 2016 CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing by primary care physicians have exposed some shortfalls in our thinking about opioid use and stranded many chronic pain patients with inadequate analgesia. Opioid prescribing rates started to decline in 2012, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Many With Chronic Pain Achieve Remission From Suicidality
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the previous year, according to a study published online April 9 in The Journal of Pain. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D., and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Docs Fall Short in Following Opioid Prescribing Guidance Docs Fall Short in Following Opioid Prescribing Guidance
Recommendations on safer opioid prescribing for chronic pain have not been consistently applied, which could risk patient health, federal health officials say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Americans Are Some of the Most Stressed-Out People in the World, a New Global Survey Says
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

St. Louis Character: Ross Mattox helps his patients battle back pain
For most people, chronic back pain can be debilitating and define who they are. But according to Ross Mattox, the cure is all about the patient straightening up their own lives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Monarch Becomes the 1st FDA-Cleared Device for ADHD
The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System made history last week after it became the first device to win a nod from FDA to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It should be noted the technology has had CE mark since 2015. Monarch was developed by NeuroSigma and is indicated to help treat 7 to 12-year-olds suffering from ADHD. What makes this de novo clearance from FDA so significant is that typically pharmaceutical solutions are used to treat patients suffering from the neurological disorder. Monarch is about the size of a cellphone. The device generates a low-level electrical pulse ...
Source: MDDI - April 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Catastrophizing May Help Explain Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain Catastrophizing May Help Explain Link Between PTSD, Chronic Pain
Pain catastrophizing mediates the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and chronic pain, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Neurobiology and Chemistry of Pain and Addiction Symposium
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) April 24, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona: World-renowned neurobiologists and leaders in chemistry will discuss the brain circuits underlying acute and chronic pain, reward, motivation and addiction, as well as the development of chemical probes as potential novel therapies. The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Tucson Department of Pharmacology and Interim Dean Irving Kron, M.D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can You Help ASCs Access the Latest Medtech Advances?
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are helping healthcare payers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, Scott Leggett, CEO of Surgery One LLC, an ASC management company that works with outpatient surgical centers, told MD+DI. Outpatient surgical centers are quick to adopt new medical device technologies, he said, but they do have some tech needs that medical device manufacturers could help address. ASCs are poised for “huge” growth, Leggett predicted. “Any procedures now being done in hospitals for qualified outpatient candidates are being encouraged to be performed ...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Finally, a Wearable Neuromodulation Device for Overactive Bladder
As a urogynecology surgeon, Alexandra Haessler, MD, has seen firsthand the limitations of current overactive bladder (OAB) therapies. Aside from medication, the current gold standard for OAB is Medtronic's InterStim, an implantable sacral neuromodulation device that is FDA approved for the treatment of OAB as well as chronic fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. Haessler told MD+DI that the InterStim device works very well but it's an expensive treatment and access is limited because only a few subspecialists in any one metropolitan area are truly qualified to deliver the therapy. The InterStim is not ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Chronic pain management among people who use drugs: a health policy challenge in the context of the opioid crisis - Dassieu L, Kabore JL, Choini ère M, Arruda N, Roy E.
BACKGROUND: In Canada, the rise in prescription opioid (PO) overdoses and addiction is a major public health concern. Various health authorities have recently recommended that physicians use caution when prescribing opioids, especially to people with histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Remission from suicidal ideation among those in chronic pain: what factors are associated with resilience? - Fuller-Thomson E, Kotchapaw LD.
The objectives of this stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Social support key to remission from suicidal thoughts for disabling chronic pain sufferers
(University of Toronto) A new nationally representative study from the University of Toronto found that almost two-thirds of formerly suicidal Canadians (63%) with chronic pain were free from suicidal thoughts in the past year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity and Depression Linked to Chronic Hip Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

' Self-Management' Program Cuts Pain, Increases Brain Volume'Self-Management' Program Cuts Pain, Increases Brain Volume
An intensive, interdisciplinary program focused on self-management of chronic pain is linked to significant symptom improvement and brain volume changes, as shown on objective neuroimaging measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cancer-Related Insomnia: New Research Finds Effective Treatments
This study was a first of its kind. It involved a head-to-head comparison of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy, enrolled patients with many different types of cancer and included nearly 30% minority participants. Previous studies focused solely on breast cancer and included 90% white participants. Limitations of the previous research make it difficult to determine if the results are applicable to patients with other cancers and people of diverse backgrounds. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acupuncture Are Effective Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments produced clinically meaningful reduction...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

No Benefit in Adding Cannabis to Opioids for Pain No Benefit in Adding Cannabis to Opioids for Pain
Amid growing support for cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain, a new study is the latest to show no improvement in pain by adding cannabis to opioid treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New class of medicines shows promise
'Gene silencing' spares patients the crippling pain of intermittent porphyria Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Kidney disease hits 850 million people Commonest genetic mutation causes much morbidity Prevention screening for one third of population (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

State orders review of controversial opioid-tapering proposal
The Oregon Health Authority hired a Washington-based consulting firm to review its proposed policy for some patients taking opioids for chronic pain to taper off, according to an announcement from the Oregon Health Authority. Eighteen months in the making, the policy is pending before the Health Evidence Review Commission and affects patients on Medicaid. The proposal also includes coverage for five pain conditions that were not previously covered, including fibromyalgia. It would also expand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

State orders review of controversial opioid-tapering proposal
The Oregon Health Authority hired a Washington-based consulting firm to review its proposed policy for some patients taking opioids for chronic pain to taper off, according to an announcement from the Oregon Health Authority. Eighteen months in the making, the policy is pending before the Health Evidence Review Commission and affects patients on Medicaid. The proposal also includes coverage for five pain conditions that were not previously covered, including fibromyalgia. It would also expand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

CDC Clarifies Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Clarification pertains to opioid prescribing for cancer patients, cancer survivors, sickle cell disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC Clarifies Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified that the new guideline on prescribing opioids for chronic pain is not meant to limit access to appropriate pain management, according to a letter issued to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic pain among the hospitalized patients after the 22 July 2011 terror attacks in Oslo and at Ut øya Island - Wisløff-Aase K, Raeder J, Månum G, Løvstad M, Schanke AK, Dyb G, Ekeberg Ø, Stanghelle JK.
In this study, we have investigated the occurrence of chronic pain, the severity and consequ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC
Title: Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Intrinsic Therapeutics raises $52m for Barricaid annulus seal
Intrinsic Therapeutics said today that it raised $52 million in a new round of equity financing to support the U.S. commercialization of its Barricaid annulus seal. The Boston-based company’s Barricaid implant is a polymeric mesh that is designed to sit at the posterior intervertebral disc space and is connected to a metal anchor that is attached to the vertebral body. The device is intended as an adjunct for lumbar limited discectomy to replace missing or damaged parts of the annulus to prevent re-herniation, disc collapse, the return of sciatica and potentially to help stave off low back pain. Intrinsic Therapeutic...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Spinal Wall Street Beat Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Medical cannabis industry reports strong growth despite supply shortage
Newly released data from the Department of Health shows continued growth in New Mexico's medical cannabis industry. As of the end of March, the DOH reported 70,743 active medical cannabis patients — the lion's share of which using the drug to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and severe chronic pain — a near 39 percent jump compared to the same time last year. Since the end of last year, the program ha s added over 3,100 new patients. New Mexico's medical cannabis program was first put into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Collin Krabbe Source Type: news

Don't Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns
Title: Don't Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA WarnsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic diseases restrict the mobility of older people -- often unconsciously
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) Chronic diseases are a key factor limiting the mobility of older people. Usually individuals are conscious of their condition in the case of an acute musculoskeletal disorder that causes pain or functional limitations. However, if the condition has progressed slowly, the gradual restriction of mobility often goes unnoticed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel,'Non-habit Forming' Medication May Reduce Low Back Pain Novel,'Non-habit Forming' Medication May Reduce Low Back Pain
Randomized controlled trial findings suggest possible benefits for a pharmaceutical-grade formulation of the neurosteroid pregnenolone as a"non-habit-forming" treatment for chronic low back pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Biotech starts using gene therapy to treat pets raises $20M
Scout Bio, a Philadelphia-based biotechology startup that wants to revolutionize pet medicine, raised $20 million in a private stock sale. The company plans to use the proceeds to advance its pipeline of one-time gene therapy therapeutics for major chronic pet health conditions including kidney disease, pain and inflammatory skin conditions. The financing was led by Digitas Ventures Companion Fund and RiverVest Venture Partners. Gre enSpring Associates also participated in the company’s series… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines
Title: Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify GuidelinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 10, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid Treatments
Title: Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 10, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

CDC Clarifies Opioid Guidelines for Severe Pain
Some insurers had cited the CDC’s previous opioid guidelines and refused to pay for prescriptions for patients with cancer or sickle cell anemia, or other chronic pain conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaching Patients to Regulate Emotions May Ease Chronic Pain Teaching Patients to Regulate Emotions May Ease Chronic Pain
A novel primary care-based program, designed to recalibrate negative emotions associated with chronic pain, shows benefits in older adults with varying levels of cognitive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CDC Clarifies: Okay to Prescribe Opioids for Cancer Pain CDC Clarifies: Okay to Prescribe Opioids for Cancer Pain
The CDC has issued a clarification letter about its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and says it does not want to block appropriate use of the powerful analgesics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What is regenerative medicine and how can it promote wound healing?
  When traditional treatments fail to heal wounds, many doctors look to modern alternatives to help patients recover. Regenerative medicine is one of the most recent developments to become a worthy treatment alternative. Here’s an overview of regenerative medicine and its role in wound care: What is regenerative medicine? The National Institutes of Health defines regenerative medicine as the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace lost tissue or organ function. Through regeneration, replacement and rejuvenation, regenerative-medicine techniques work with the body’s nat...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 9, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news